CONCRETE DEMOLITION

50 Years of Precision Concrete Demolition Experience

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Precision Concrete Demolition

When it comes to bridges, buildings, smoke stacks, and water towers, Dykon can design and prepare the proper blast configuration based on the specific needs for that particular job site. Bridges can be felled in various sizes, depending on the explosives and equipment used for the project, and Dykon has the expertise and tools needed to successfully complete the job safely and on time.

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What is Concrete Demolition?

Concrete demolition is the tearing down of concrete buildings and other structures with the use of explosives. More often than not, concrete demolition, and the removal of the rubble and debris, is utilized for the replacement of an old building, making way for a completely new structure. The original demolition must be completed before the new structure can be built.

Without concrete demolition, there wouldn’t be any space available for new residential communities or commercial properties to be built. The old must be destroyed to build the new.

How does Concrete Demolition work?

How does Concrete
Demolition work?

In concrete demolition, shape charges, detonating cords, and explosive devices are ordered for each specific project. These charges are placed in exact predetermined locations to maximize the blast’s effectiveness. Nitroglycerin, dynamite, or other explosives are used to shatter reinforced concrete supports, and linear shape charges can be used to sever the steel supports of the structure. These explosives are detonated on the support beams throughout the structure, and explosives are then detonated on the lower floors to start the controlled collapse.

How does Concrete Demolition work?

How does Concrete
Demolition work?

In concrete demolition, shape charges, detonating cords, and explosive devices are ordered for each specific project. These charges are placed in exact predetermined locations to maximize the blast’s effectiveness. Nitroglycerin, dynamite, or other explosives are used to shatter reinforced concrete supports, and linear shape charges can be used to sever the steel supports of the structure. These explosives are detonated on the support beams throughout the structure, and explosives are then detonated on the lower floors to start the controlled collapse.

Is it difficult to blast through reinforced concrete?

With reinforced concrete, there is no “one-size-fits-all” because concrete comes in all shapes and sizes. Concrete is a material that is used in all aspects of construction, especially foundation work. From sidewalks to massive skyscrapers, concrete is there whether it can be seen or not. Industrial structures like locks, dams, and power plants are also built with reinforced concrete. 

Each reinforced concrete project presents its own unique challenges, and Dykon meets those challenges with specially-engineered drilling equipment and blasting techniques that are second to none. Hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of reinforced concrete on hundreds of jobs around the world have given Dykon the experience to meet any challenge safely, professionally and successfully. When this concrete needs to be removed, Dykon is here to help.

Demolition Blasting Services That You Can Count On

With over 5 decades of experience in the explosive demolition industry, we’ve paved the way around the globe for innovative solutions and industry leading practices that are both safe and efficient. 

Why Choose Dykon for Concrete Demolition?

Dykon travels internationally and will review the specific needs of your concrete and bridge demolition projects, devising a plan to ensure the job is done safely, correctly, and on time.