1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Reinforced Concrete Breaking

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Tofa83, 9 Apr 2018.

  1. Tofa83

    Tofa83

    Joined:
    8 Apr 2016
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hi

    I have just took down a concrete coal house, consisting of 5 sides (inc top) of reinforced concrete slabs which were bolted together

    I will be ordering a rubble\hardcore only skip shortly and would like to put them in once the rebar is out

    Any advise on breaking them up?

    Will a sledgehammer do if they are unsupported (stone under one end so its elevated and just wail on it :) )

    Thanks
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. frank999

    frank999

    Joined:
    11 Feb 2009
    Messages:
    632
    Thanks Received:
    8
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
  4. Tofa83

    Tofa83

    Joined:
    8 Apr 2016
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Thanks, Got an SDS drill
    Might give that a try to loosen it up
     
  5. foxhole

    foxhole

    Joined:
    14 Mar 2006
    Messages:
    17,855
    Thanks Received:
    2,049
    Location:
    Kent
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    You could stitch drill before using hammer.
     
  6. frank999

    frank999

    Joined:
    11 Feb 2009
    Messages:
    632
    Thanks Received:
    8
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yes I should have said SDS, I used the SDS chisel bit that came with it, worked fine.

    Your chisel bit will get blunt, use a grind wheel on a drill to re-sharpen it.
     
  7. lonner

    lonner

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2010
    Messages:
    290
    Thanks Received:
    51
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    just belt them with a lump hammer or sledge.
    once you can lift them pop in wheel barrow and skip it.
     
  8. scbk

    scbk

    Joined:
    22 Dec 2012
    Messages:
    901
    Thanks Received:
    169
    Location:
    Ross-shire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Are the sections still intact? Stick them on gumtree.... :sneaky:
     
  9. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
  10. Sponsored Links
Loading...

Share This Page