What is Hydro Demolition?

Hydro demolition is the process of using high pressure water-jets for the controlled removal or demolition of concrete.  Widely regarded as the safest and most efficient method of concrete removal, hydro demolition uses a vibration-free process which leaves steel structures and reinforcements in place with no damage to adjacent areas; thus offering an efficient solution when compared with alternative methods.

Hydro demolition also offers a host of environmental benefits over other methods, both in the fact that the process of high pressure water jetting is quieter than the use of heavy duty machinery or hydraulic power tools, as well as the fact that it is straightforward to collect the waste water for filtering to prevent cross-contamination.

With both manual hand lance and robotic hydro demolition solutions available, even the most challenging projects  (from accessibility to small scale and water supply restrictions) can be undertaken by experienced contractors.


Core Drilling Specialists Ltd are experts within the concrete drilling and sawing industry , with over 30 years of the company’s experience. C.D.S. provides professional services to both the construction and demolition industries, throughout Scotland and the UK.


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      May I take this opportunity to thank you all for your efforts during the Christmas and New Year shifts.  The works were not easy by any stretch of the imagination, compounded by adverse weather conditions , working away from home and site conditions that were not ideal.  We completed the works as far as we could and handed back both possessions on time without any accidents or incidents which we should be proud of.  We had a couple of high level visits from the client who were content with our efforts and achievements.

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      Core Drilling Specialists Ltd.

      Unit 9,
      Inchcross Industrial Estate
      Whitburn Rd,
      EH48 2HR

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