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Tips for concrete removal in Melbourne

If you are looking for someone you can hire for concrete removal in Melbourne, you should first educate yourself about everything you need to know about breaking up concrete. Being able to know how it works will help you in making a good decision.

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Here are some tips on concrete removal that you should always keep in mind:

  • Make sure that you know what is under the surface of the concrete before you decide to break it up and let the workers start the project. If you have noticed that there are just concrete on the bottom edges of the concrete pad, then you can conclude that the amount of concrete used is minimised and it can be easier to break up. You can either do it by yourself or hire a professional to do it for you.
  • However, if you have found wire instead of overflowing concrete just beneath the surface, it just means that the job should be quite You will be needed a reciprocating saw in cutting the wire so that you can still demolish the concrete. Cutting the wire is essential because it helps the workers to do their work much easier and when they are near to completion of the task, all they need to do is to pick up the remaining wire to remove it all.
  • Make sure that you also cut the re-bar, especially if it’s been attached to the foundation of the house. You can use the reciprocating saw again and make sure that you tell the workers that when cutting the re-bar, as much as possible, it should be very close to the wall.
  • As much as possible, let them use a spud bar in the process of breaking the concrete up and pair it with a jackhammer. Tell them that it’s so much better just to jam the end of the spud bar that is formed using the jackhammer. After that, they should use their both hands in using the leverage in prying large chunks of the concrete from the pad underneath to complete the removal.
  • Always tell them that they should be extra careful when they are lifting larger chunks of the concrete because it usually leads to serious injuries. In lifting it up, one must start to bend straight down at the knees and he will be using his both legs in lifting it up, do not use the back because it can make an awkward position, and you’ll not be comfortable lifting it up aside from the fact that you might find it hard to.
  • Also, orient your workers that it doesn’t matter if the concrete is about to fall, tell them not to save it anymore because it can cause some serious injuries. It’s okay to spend a little bit more time in picking up the pieces of concrete than trying to save it and risking their safety while they are working. The last thing that you wanted to experience is getting your workers injured while they are working.

Important: If you are unsure of the regulations for removing or disposing of concrete, make sure to check out your state’s laws and regulations.


Thanks for reading my 6 tips for concrete removal. For more information speak to a specialist concrete removal provider about the best way to dispose of concrete in your area.

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Lily Watson

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