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What is Rock Drilling?

Rock drilling is a percussive technique widely used across the stone and construction industry to create holes in bed rock or concrete. It helps to provide safe removal of bed rock and facilitates resin anchors for joining  rock or concrete segments together.

Using both air or hydraulic systems the rock drills can be mounted on tracked machines or bespoke mobile units to ensure a professional delivery and safe operation via its remote controlled system.

The machines can be set up to drill vertically, horizontally or on the angle to suit your project requirements. Drill heads range from 16.0mm – 65mm diameter and are capable of drilling in excess of 6.0m depth depending on substrate conditions.

Much like percussive drills, rock drilling operates on a hammer action principle. However, instead of worming the dust up the hole the rock drill will flush the drill head using air or water. This helps to keep the drill head free from unwanted debris building-up behind the drill head and prevents binding up during the rock drilling process.

Where can Rock Drilling be used?

Rock drilling is ideal for concrete, masonry and rock applications including:

  • Starter bar dowel bar drilling
  • Induction line drilling
  • Resin and mechanical anchor hole drilling
  • Forming holes to aid Hydraulic Bursting

When combined with a DARDA burster, the holes formed within the concrete provide a sleeve for the hydraulic wedge to be inserted and expanded. Once complete the concrete will crack and separate into manageable lumps to enable safe removal. Due to its compact size the hydraulic burster pack is ergonomically suited to work in restricted areas where larger machinery would be compromised. If your concrete removal project is in a basement or a restricted area then DARDA bursting and rock drilling should be considered.

Why Castle & Pryor is your best choice

For all your rock drilling needs, 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 AssociationCHAS 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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