About

Rampart Hydro Services is the world’s leading hydrodemolition firm.

What is hydrodemolition?

Simply stated, it is the controlled use of water to demolish and remove reinforced concrete for reconstruction projects. Think of it as directed, focused, concentrated and extremely efficient erosion.

From at least the time of Noah and the Great Flood, man has known of the destructive power of water, and throughout history, humans have attempted to harness water’s power to perform work.

At Rampart Hydro, we use diesel or electric power to generate ultra high water pressures to clean surfaces and to remove reinforced concrete from structures, roads and bridges. While typical concrete can withstand forces of up to 3,000 psi, and high-strength concrete may withstand forces up to 10,000 psi, we apply (surprisingly) small volumes of water–16 gpm per pump–at pressures up to 36,000 psi to literally blow it away.

Fortunately, the debris–the removed pieces, sand, and water–doesn’t travel far, so we efficiently vacuum and remove the debris. In fact, with dual units that contain both spray heads and large vacuum lines, the process may appear to be dry to an observer.

With innovative and practical employees, we build our own state-of-the-art equipment for use on surface-cleaning projects, including airplane tire rubber removal on runways, and the demolition and removal of reinforced concrete on roads, bridges, parking garages, and other buildings and structures.

From Boca Chica NAS (Naval Air Station) on Key West, Florida, to Denali National Park in Alaska and from Lewiston, Maine to San Diego’s Naval Base, and throughout the United States, our diligent employee harness the power of water to efficiently and effectively meet our customer’s most demanding removal specifications and constraints.

Our customers include:

  • The federal government and its agencies;
  • The Department of Defense, and the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines;
  • State, local and municipal governments and their transportation departments;
  • Many of the nation’s largest and busiest airports, and a few smaller ones, too;
  • Private corporations and organizations.