Concrete Removal

We have got the tools, training and experience to take on any domestic concrete removal.  We give free quotes on all sizes of jobs. Our jobs range from taking away a few concrete pavers to removing whole front and back yards covered with concrete including swimming pools.

Coming from a landscaping background, we know how much hard work goes into creating your garden. Every effort is made to preserve parts of your garden you don’t want disturbed during the concrete removal process.

Priding ourselves on being environmentally friendly, we ensure that everything that can be recycled is recycled whether it be concrete, bricks or rubble.

As our name states, we are happy to work all over Melbourne. In addition to this we will travel to it’s nearby towns and suburbs for concrete removal work.

We are fully insured, licenced and qualified with public liability insurance.

Cutting sections out of a concrete slab                  

A jackhammer is the default tool for this type of job, but when a high degree of accuracy is required (for example cutting a drainage channel or cutting through a brick wall to install a doorway or window), it’s advisable to use a demolition saw to demarcate where the section is to be cut.  By first sawing parallel cuts on the slab, the jackhammer can then be controlled to remove the required section. 

Demolishing large sections of concrete

When there’s an extensive area of concrete to be removed (for example a patio or driveway), it can be helpful to cut the slab into smaller, more manageable sections before using a jackhammer.  A demolition saw can be used to make cuts across and down the concrete surface and then a jackhammer can be used to break up those sections into smaller, more manageable pieces for easier removal.

Jackhammers come in various different sizes and options and it’s important to choose the most appropriate one for the job.

Most jackhammers are categorised by weight which correlates to the impact energy that they’re capable of making (measured in joules).  The heavier the equipment, the more powerful they are.  For example, a breaker hammer is the biggest hitter and is used for breaking up large slabs of concrete and pulling up tiles, whilst a hydraulic breaker can be used for small to medium projects where electric power isn’t available or not easily accessible. 

Splitting concrete pillars, piles and barriers

For heavy duty projects, heavy duty equipment is required.  But it’s also crucial to choose equipment appropriate to the job.  For example, a hydraulic operated splitter is used for splitting concrete pillars, piles and barriers whilst pneumatic air rock drills are used for underground anchor drilling and running core drills.  These machines come in various sizes and capabilities, so it’s advisable to discuss your requirements with industry professionals who can make informed recommendations.

Removing concrete on vertical surfaces

Some concrete removal jobs require a greater degree of control over the equipment eg when working with vertical surfaces and tight spaces.  Lightweight handheld pneumatic scabblers are ideal for these types of jobs where removal or roughing up of concrete in small, hard-to-reach areas and walls is required.

Drilling holes in concrete

Many construction and maintenance projects require holes to be drilled in concrete.  A rotary hammer is the right tool, but it’s critical to choose the right type of hammer, the right bit/tool interface system and the right drill bit to achieve optimal results.  

If you hire concrete equipment in Perth from Concrete Hire, the team is there to ask and answer questions to make sure that you have the right information and equipment to get the job done properly.  With over 25 years of experience in the concrete and construction industry, we make sure all your concrete equipment hire needs are met and that you achieve optimum results, on time and on budget.