Buxton Water Hydrodemolition, Drainage and Minor Civils

Manual Lance & Robotic Hydrodemolition & Concrete Cutting Services

Hydrodemolition Services

What is Hydrodemolition?
Hydrodemolition is the process of using high pressure water jetting for the controlled concrete removal and / or demolition and is widely regarded amongst civil engineers as the safest and most efficient method. The vibration free process of hydro blasting removes the concrete leaving the steel reinforcement in place with no damage to adjacent areas, offering benefits compared to alternative methods of concrete removal.

Manual Lance Hydrodemolition
Manual lance hydrodemolition is ideal in instances where only a small volume of concrete is needing to be removed (this method can typically remove around 1m3 concrete per day), where there are access issues or where a water supply or waste water removal present difficulties.

Robotic Hydrodemolition
Robotic Hydrodemolition is the standard solution offered when the requirement is for the removal of greater than 5m3 and when a quicker solution is required. Robotic hydrodemolition opens up the opportunity for significantly increased rates of concrete removal compared to traditional hand lance methods, typically in excess of 5 times greater productivity (removing on average 5m3 per day) with the added benefit of creating a safer working environment.

Buxton Water Ltd specialise not only in manual hand lance hydrodemolition, but also operate one of the largest UK based robotic hydrodemolition fleets.

As members of the Water Jetting Association, Buxton Water’s experienced operators are fully trained and certificated to undertake all types of high pressure water jetting tasks including:

  • Hydrodemolition Concrete Removal
  • Concrete Scabbling
  • Ultra High Pressure Surface Preparation
  • Industrial Cleaning: Tube Bundles, Process Pipework, Heat Exchangers

Why use Hydrodemolition?

  • Vibration Free – Eliminating HAV’s risk for operators compared with percussive tools.
  • Vibration Free – Eliminates percussive noise transfer within a structure.
  • No damage of cracks to adjacent concrete.
  • Embedded steel is undamaged and cleaned.
  • Creates an excellent base to form a strong bond surface for new material.
  • Regarded as the safest, most efficient solution by civil engineers.
  • Environmentally friendly creating no dust and reduced noise pollution.


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December 7th, 2016

24 Hour Call Out

Buxton Water expands its Reactive Maintenance Services across the country, delivering our market leading 24 hour call out service.

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October 26th, 2016

NEW Buxton Water Head Office

As part of our ongoing expansion the Company has invested £300k in new office premises at Maple Court, adjacent to junction 4 of the M58 at Skelmersdale in Lancashire. After months of planning the move was completed in October with […]

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October 23rd, 2018

Case Study: The Greyhound Bridge

Contract No: 02/501/6877 Client: AE Yates Location: Lancaster Value: TBC Summary: 245m³ of Concrete Removed Background Greyhound Bridge carries the A683 (Greyhound Bridge Road) over the River Lune. It was constructed in 1911 as a railway viaduct and converted to […]

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October 22nd, 2018

Case Study: King George Dock Hydro Demolition

Contract No: 02/611/06398 Client: Volker Laser Location: Hull Docks Value: Works Ongoing Summary: 3 year Milestone Reached Background Built predominantly as a suspended quayside, North Quay consists of a series of bays on which cranes stand to unload cargo. The […]

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