Concrete Driveway Demolition and Removal
How to remove a damaged driveway?
Although concrete driveway demolition and removal is an expensive project, it is always worth undertaking. Removing the old driveway is not only hard work but also requires professional experts with specialized tools and equipment such as skid steer and jackhammer among others. You can decide to repair only the damaged sections of your driveway without necessarily overhauling everything. Note overhaul as a whole of your driveway is necessary if it has been restored within the past one year, it has cracks are over 2 inches deep or has some sunken sections so that it is no more extended level.
How to implement a concrete driveway demolition and removal project?
Step one: Identify and trace the utility lines' location.
It is imperative to inform the city inspector to have the depth and location of any useful service lines running under your driveway identified and marked. By doing so, you ensure to take extra precaution when shredding up driveways in such areas. Ensure NOT to miss this step since, in case of damage to any utility line underground, you are responsible to foot the substantial bill of restoring those utility lines to function and not the city.
Step two: Determine your Driveway Volume.
It is important to note that the regular garbage collectors are not responsible for correcting the resultant concrete debris. You are required to look for other best disposal options. Choosing the best disposal method helps you to estimate the debris volume accurately
Follow these simple steps to achieve this;
• Determine the driveway thickness in inches by examining their edges.
• Measure the width and length of your driveway in meters but ensure to convert them in inches later
• Get the product of width, length, and thickness
• Divide the answer you get in step three by 27.0, and this gives you the volume of your driveway in cubic yards
Step three: Organize for concrete debris cleanup.1. Hire a concrete dumpster
2. Check Free-cycle or Craigslist for any takers
3. Do it yourself in your pickup truck
4. Place it outside and indicate a free sign for anyone interested to collect at their expenses. However, there are other additional driveway concrete and asphalt disposal guidelines so you can research more in your area of residence.
Step Four: Make a plan to implement your driveway concrete haul project.
1. Using heavy equipment such as a skid steer loader with an attached bucket and a jackhammer. However, this may not be very effective for a large driveway or if you aren’t ready for hard labor or you need faster project delivery, although many people find it interesting to train themselves how to operate a skid steer loader.
2. Rent a jackhammer. If your project is manageable by yourself, then you can rent a jackhammer to break your driveway concrete into small chunks that you can trowel them into your pickup truck. This method is useful for small driveway project or to those who can physically handle hard work. Additionally, it will take you much time, several days, or even a month.
Step five: Get to work. Start by tracing marks made by the inspector for any utility lines.1. Using the jackhammer, break up the driveway into small sections starting at one corner
2. A sledgehammer is essential to ensure all large debris are broken into small pieces for more effortless loading
3. Load this debris into your pick up or dumpster using a wheelbarrow and a shovel
4. Ensure all trash is entirely removed by repeating the process.
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