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Hydraulic Bursting

Also known as hydraulic splitting, or hydraulic / silent demolition, bursting is a method used to burst large volumes of concrete in a controlled methodical manner.

In order to initiate the hydraulic bursting process you first have to diamond drill holes into the concrete to a pre-determined depth on a grid basis. Once complete the bursting head can be placed into the concrete via the hole created and expanded to destruction. When setting out the drilling grid i.e. distance between the holes, due consideration should be taken as to what size pieces you will be bursting as this may affect handling capabilities when removing the concrete from site.
Benefits of hydraulic bursting:

  • Precision and Control: Hydraulic bursting allows for precise and controlled demolition. This minimises the risk of damage to surrounding structures and ensures that only the targeted area is affected.
  • Noise Reduction: Unlike traditional demolition methods, hydraulic bursting produces minimal noise. This makes it an ideal choice for projects in noise-sensitive environments such as residential areas, hospitals, and schools.
  • Dust and Vibration Minimisation: Hydraulic bursting generates significantly less dust and vibration compared to methods like jackhammering or blasting. This reduces health risks for workers and nearby residents and minimises structural damage from vibrations.
  • Efficiency: Hydraulic bursting can be faster and more efficient, especially for specific tasks like breaking down large concrete structures or rock formations. The equipment can create fractures quickly, allowing for rapid progress.
  • Environmentally Friendly: The reduction in noise, dust, and vibration makes hydraulic bursting a more environmentally friendly option. Additionally, it can reduce the need for extensive site cleanup after demolition.
  • Reduced Need for Permits: In some areas, the reduced noise and vibration levels may mean that fewer permits are required for demolition work, streamlining the project approval process.

Overall, hydraulic bursting is a powerful, efficient, and environmentally friendly method for controlled demolition.

Why Castle & Pryor is your best choice

Castle & Pryor offers excellent customer service, quality work, and competitive pricing:

  • Decades of experience: Castle & Pryor has been providing high-quality concrete and masonry cutting and controlled demolition services for over 30 years, since 1991.
  • Unbeatable quality: Our team of professionals is highly skilled and experienced in delivering precise and efficient robotic demolition services.
  • Meeting client schedules: We understand the importance of meeting tight deadlines and are committed to being responsive and flexible to our client’s needs, with 24/7 work available.
  • Cost-effective: We offer competitive pricing for our services without compromising on quality or safety.
  • Safe and accredited: Castle & Pryor is committed to safety and environmental compliance, adhering to UK regulations and guidelines, and prioritising the Health and Safety of our clients and employees.

Our team is highly qualified and experienced, holding certifications and accreditations from reputable organisations like the Drilling & Sawing Association, CHAS and we are Platinum Constructionline members. Our NVQ 2 Certified Operatives are led by Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) & Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) accredited Supervisors & Managers, and we maintain a rigorous Quality Assurance process to ensure the highest standards of workmanship.

Our team of experts will work closely with you to fully understand your requirements and provide a tailored solution. This starts with a thorough consultation to discuss your project’s objectives, timeline, and budget. We’ll then provide a detailed plan, outlining the equipment, materials, and resources required to deliver your project on time, on budget, safely.

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