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How to Break Up Concrete Around Your Merced Home

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What is Breaking up Concrete?

Breaking up concrete is the process of breaking up concrete into smaller chunks so that it can be removed more easily. This process can be done by breaking the concrete into small pieces with a hammer or chisel. This is an inexpensive way to remove old concrete. You can also use a jackhammer which will break up the concrete faster. However, breaking up concrete can be dangerous because chunks can fly into your face and eyes so make sure you have proper safety equipment if you’re undertaking this process yourself.

Alternatively, you can reach out to AM Construction & Concrete and let our team both remove and replace any concrete structures around your home or business.

Steps To Breaking Up Concrete

Breaking up concrete can be a daunting task. The process is often time-consuming and requires a lot of physical labor. However, it can be done with the right tools and techniques.

Stage 1 – Breaking Up The Slab Into Smaller Pieces

Breaking up small pieces of concrete is a common task for many people. It can be used for landscaping, repaving driveways, or even doing some DIY work in the yard. It can also be a necessary step when it comes to removing an old driveway or patio.

There are many tools that can be used to break up concrete slabs into smaller pieces. Some of these tools include: hammers, chisels, and jackhammers. The tools you use will depend on the size and thickness of the slab that you are trying to break up. A sledgehammer can be used for most projects but for larger driveways and patios you’ll want to rent a jackhammer if possible. However, always make sure you have the proper safety equipment prior to starting any demo project.

Stage 2 – Breaking Up Larger Pieces Of Concrete Into Smaller Pieces

Once you’ve broken the concrete up into pieces, the next step is to break the larger pieces down so that you can easily pick them up and throw them into a dumpster. In order to break up larger pieces of concrete into smaller pieces, people usually use a breaker bar or a sledgehammer. Breaker bars are long metal bars with a curved end that are used to break up the slab. The sledgehammer is also used to hit the slab in order to break it into smaller pieces.

Stage 3 – Getting Rid Of The Concrete

Now that your concrete has been broken down into small chunks, the final step is to toss all of the chunks into your dumpster (hopefully you’ve rented a dumpster for this). Once all of the pieces are removed, it’s a good idea to hose off the concrete dust from your plants, shrubs, and other surrounding surfaces. After that, you have an area where you can plant grass or install new concrete.

Hire an Expert Who Can Handle Breaking Up Concrete for You

Breaking up concrete is a tough job. It can take hours to do it and it’s not easy to break up the concrete. Hiring a professional will save you time, money, and energy. If you’re looking for someone with expertise in breaking down concrete, then hiring an expert is your best bet. Reach out to the team at AM Construction & Concrete today for a free quote. Our concrete experts can remove the old concrete and install new concrete. We also have a variety of stamping and coloring options so that your new surfaces match the look and style of your home.

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