WHAT IS HYDRODEMOLITION
HYDRODEMOLITION IS AN ADVANCED TECHNIQUE THAT PENHALL COMPANY HAS MASTERED TO PERFECTION.
Hydrodemolition, often referred to as hydroblasting or water jetting, is a state-of-the-art concrete removal technique that utilizes high-pressure water jets to safely and efficiently break down concrete surfaces. Through the precise application of high-pressure water jets, we remove concrete layers while safeguarding the underlying structural integrity. This technique is perfect for bridges, highways, parking structures, and beyond, offering a tailored solution for even the most intricate projects.
Hydrodemoltion is versatile and can be used in various project including, but not limited to:
- Roads, bridges, and runways
- Ports and quays
- Parking decks
- Canals and locks
- Dams, spillways, and turbines
- Pillars, piles, and columns
- Tunnels, aqueducts, and pipes
- Nuclear power plants
- Water treatment facilities
- Stadiums and warehouses
Penhall's Hydrodemolition services excel in selective concrete removal. Unlike traditional methods, hydrodemolition precisely targets concrete layers while safeguarding the integrity of embedded rebar. This meticulous approach not only preserves structural reinforcement but also prepares the surface for optimal bonding between old and new concrete. The result is a seamless interface between the two materials, ensuring long-term durability and structural integrity, while reducing the need for costly repairs.
Unlike conventional methods, hydrodemolition's precise, high-pressure water jet stream does not cause micro-cracks in the remaining structure. This crucial distinction ensures that any repairs conducted following hydrodemolition are built upon a foundation of structural integrity and durability. The absence of microfractures guarantees that your repair work will be of the highest quality, resulting in long-lasting and resilient structures that meet and exceed industry standards.
FASTER PROJECT COMPLETION
By utilizing high-pressure water jets, we achieve unparalleled precision and speed, making hydrodemolition more than 25 times faster than mechanical jackhammering. This impressive efficiency translates into substantial time and cost savings for your project. Unlike traditional methods, hydrodemolition significantly reduces the need for additional manual touch-ups or repairs. The result? Faster project completion times, a streamlined workflow, and a substantial reduction in disruptions.
HYDRODEMOLITION VS. BREAKING
COMPARING HYDRODEMOLITION WITH TRADITIONAL CONCRETE BREAKING METHODS HIGHLIGHTS THE CLEAR ADVANTAGES OF THIS INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY:
Hydraulic breakers or jackhammers, while effective in concrete removal, often come at a price - the inadvertent damage inflicted upon the remaining structure. The precision of hydrodemolition ensures selective removal, leaving the surrounding structure largely untouched.
Hydraulic breakers and jackhammers lack the precision and control required for optimal and precise concrete removal. In contrast, Hydrodemolition provides operators with superior control, allowing for meticulous and targeted concrete removal.
SAFE AND EFFICIENT
Hydrodemolition is not only exceptionally safe and efficient but also offers a significant productivity advantage. Just one robot can accomplish the work of up to 25 jackhammer operators, dramatically reducing costs and increasing project output while mitigating safety risks. The process significantly reduces noise and eliminates silica dust exposure.
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Often when Thompson has used Penhall it has been in an outage situation where safety, timing, and production are paramount. Penhall has always successfully completed the work on time and within the agreed upon budget. They have a meticulous attention for detail, a great regard for safety, and are readily available and willing to answer any questions. With their numerous years of experience, they were more than capable of thoroughly handling any problems that arose.
In my opinion, Penhall would be an excellent choice to be considered as a critical team member of any industrial construction project.
R. Brian Stancil, Senior Project Manager
Thompson Construction Group, Inc.
Penhall Company has always been on the leading edge of technology, this (digital x-ray) is just one more example.
I contacted [Penhall] for 2 floor scans on [a] 5th floor room. [They were] able to come and complete the work needed by [the] afternoon. We thank Penhall for always being accommodating for our project success
Jeff Tom, Superintendent
Layton Construction Company, LLC
The scan done of our existing slab saved both the owner and myself money and headaches. The scanned lines were undocumented power lines for future expansion. If we would have hit those lines it would have been a mess and would have not only cost our project money, but also the project in the future that is planned for those lines. Thank you for what your team did.
The work performance of Josh, Henry, and other crew members has been exceptional. The crew arrives on time and prepared to work. The Penhall crews have met or exceeded expectations during their time on the project. I was fortunate enough to witness several operations, including the rebar scanning, which turned out to be a new learning experience for me. Karina took the time to teach me how the rebar scanning device worked. In addition, Penhall crews assisted with resolving any unknown issues that presented a challenge. For example, Henry played an active role in resolving issue of avoiding rebar during the coring operations and minimized any potential impacts.
The communication efforts between BZJV staff and Penhall demonstrated true partnering between contractor and sub-contractor and to the success of all. I personally enjoyed working with Penhall and look forward to continuing the working relationship in the future.
Just wanted to drop you and your team a line of appreciation on the great service Penhall provided on the bridge deck grinding needed for our project.It truly was a pleasure working with Penhall glad the company keeps the people that help them be successful from state to state. Thanks again for your service.