Concrete Demolition

Hydraulic splitters are excellent tools for the rapid disassemble of concrete structures and slabs. Even reinforced concrete succumbs to the incredible forces developed by the hydraulic splitters. Splitters are extremely economical concrete removal methods as compared to hydraulic impact breakers or saw-cutting. The tools are much cheaper than large hammers and saws, do not require dedicated carriers like hammers, and can produce massive blocks of concrete in seconds. The splitters are exceptionally well suited for rapid bridge demolition, removing concrete from within buildings, breaking concrete near or tied to existing structures, and tunneling through concrete.<Click Thumbnail for more images>

Rock Demolition

Hydraulic splitters are extremely effective tools for the demolition and excavation of solid rock, including boulders and ledge. Unlike hydraulic hammers, hydraulic splitters actually work better when rock is extremely hard and resistant to impact. The tools are often the most practical and economical tools for projects including small scale removal of rock from within building basements, precision rock removal, mass removal of rock, and removal of rock in confined or restricted areas.<Click Thumbnail for more images>

Carving a Foundation Hole

The construction of a modular home in a developed area required the removal of about 200 cubic yards of solid rock. The builder evaluated the site and determined that hydraulic splitting was the best option, with the rock being too hard to make hydraulic hammer economically efficient, and nearby utilities and development restricting the ability to blast. The rock was easily broken up and removed over the course of about 20 days with three C-12 hydraulic splitters powered from a Elco Manifold and Hydraulic Power Unit.<Click Thumbnail for more images>

Crossing a Gas Main

The construction of a bank in a heavily developed area called for the installation of an 18-inch storm-water drain. The pipe was required to cross a high-pressure gas main as it passed through a narrow strip of property between the newly constructed building and the edge of the street. The trench installation required the removal of 1,000 cubic feet of rock, including passing under the high-pressure gas main for about 20 feet. The trench was installed with ease with no damage to the gas main.<Click Thumbnail for more images>

Driveway Widening

An auto-tire shop was required to expand its parking area around an existing building in order to meet fire-code within the town. The driveway area was able to be expanded by over ten feet by carving rock from a massive ledge. The property owner also picked up additional room for a storage shed, several parking areas, and increased driveway space.<Click Thumbnail for more images>

Rock Demolition Inside Building

A dyno test instrument needed to be installed within an existing commercial building. After the structural floor was cut and removed, approximately one-half of the required volume of the pit was solid rock. The demolition and removal of the rock had to be precisely controlled in order to prevent any damage to the existing structure. The rock was removed, and the dyno installed.<Click Thumbnail for more images>

Rock Removal for Spread Footing

The development of commercial property bounded by two major roads called for the installation of a concrete mass-wall with spread footings. Excavation of part of the footing line revealed approximately fifty cubic yards of solid rock obstructing the installation of the wall. The bedrock ran adjacent to a sidewalk and major road with gas utilities along the side walk. The stone was demolished and removed in a matter of hours, resulting in an unchanged wall design and maintaining the project’s schedule.<Click Thumbnail for more images>

Septic Field Cut

The development of a piece of property in Greene Township called for the installation of a septic for a single-family home. Excavation for the field revealed about one hundred cubic yards of solid rock. The field was located close to the edge of the new structure and on the edge of the property line in a developed area. The rock was removed, and the septic system was able to be installed, resulting in the ability to sell the property.<Click Thumbnail for more images>

Vertical Cut

A commercial property called for the installation of a mass retaining wall around the rear of the building. After this retaining wall was installed and anchored on solid ledge rock, the plans for the property were changed. The new plans called for a drive-through installed around the rear of the building, passing between the retaining wall and the building. The protruding ledge rock was carved with precision along the face of the retaining wall footing, resulting in the ability to install the drive-through with ease.<Click Thumbnail for more images>