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Breaking concrete

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by snowdrift, 8 Mar 2008.

  1. snowdrift

    snowdrift

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    I've got a concrete path in front of our bungalow. It's about 4-5 inches thick (at the edge, anyway). I gave it a few experimental whacks with a cold chisel and a chunk the size of my hand came away quite easily. There's about 150-200 sq feet altogether.

    Is this a weekend job for a few mates and some pickaxes, or will it need more than that?
     
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  3. noseall

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    only you will know the answer to that.

    sometimes you can lift a path enough to hit it with a sledge hammer, usually done by levering with a pick (ouch).

    other times a mechanical breaker is the only solution.
     
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    I just spent the week doing a similar job and a heavy (14lbs) sledge will make a serious impression, as long as your not too greedy and strike it in 6 inches or so from the edge at a time and then as noseall said lever up with a pick or even better a breaker bar.

    A few macho competetive types and it'll be gone soon enough.
     
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