Concrete Pavement Breaking

Breaking concrete paving during construction work can be a disruptive process for the community and local environment. Heavy rock breakers can be time consuming and cause noise pollution and excessive vibration.

See the examples below for how one site addressed this:

  • The site procured an eight-foot wide American rubber-tyred, self-propelled ‘guillotine-style rubbilising’ MHB Badger Breaker.
  • It has 550 kg to 800kg hammers mounted laterally in pairs with half the hammers in a forward row and the remainder diagonally set in a rear row so that there is continuous breakage from side to side.
  • The machinery was able to break up and crush the 400mm thick concrete surfacing on the port lorry park.
  • This system enabled 16,000m2 of concrete surfacing to be demolished in under 10 days with no excessive noise or vibration. No complaints were received from the public while these works took place.

The benefits of this system included quick and uniform consistency of breaking, limited noise and vibration pollution, and minimised resources.

To find out more, watch the video below.

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Monitor report. John Graham Construction Ltd. Kent. April 2017.

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