Kennedy Bridge Project Receives Award

| April 11, 2014 |

Rampart received recognition and thanks from MAC Construction & Excavating for our contribution to the award winning Kennedy Bridge Rehabilitation project. The project received the 2013 Excellence in Construction Award and the Presidential Award from Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. Rampart performed 32,000 SY of Dry Hydrodemolition and Vacuum Cleanup. Using multiple sets of equipment and working around the clock, the project was completed in just 10 days.

Maryland State Highway Administration Testimonial

| October 24, 2012 |

Rampart has a hydrodemolition system that is ideal with the changing environmental requirements.  They are proof that when environmental agencies require 100% containment during the hydrodemolition operation, it can be achieved.  We never shut down because they could not contain the waste water.

Rampart used a process called ‘Dry-Hydro’, this process collects the hydrodemolition waste water at the cutting head.

Capabilities of the Hydrodemolition hand lance/hand wand.

| June 22, 2012 |

Yes, it is true that there are hand lances or hand wands in the Hydrodemolition industry that operate at the same ultra-high pressure as the standard cutting tractor/robot (35k psi).  These hand lances are not necessarily designed for bulk concrete removal as in the case of the standard cutting robot that is commonly seen on various Hydrodemolition projects.  The biggest difference is not the operating pressure, but the actual flow or volume of water that can pumped through the hand held wand.  The hand lance operating at 35k psi, can… Read the rest

How much material will come out?

| June 22, 2012 |

This very commonly asked question is very difficult to answer accurately.  Many contractors, whom are not very experienced with the Hydrodemoliton process, tend to routinely ask this very question.  Since the technology is designed to remove delaminating and or deteriorating material within the concrete structure, this is never exactly known until the removal process begins.  There is no magic equation that can be used to begin calculations pertaining to “weak” concrete beyond the originally calibrated removal depth.  Since it is rare to have any complete or accurate concrete analysis information… Read the rest

Can Rampart Perform Hydro on This Wall?

| June 12, 2012 |

Yes we can!

Stay tuned.

Images of the work in progress coming soon.

Tall retaining wall in downtown Pittsburgh.

Project Completed in Pocatello, ID

| June 1, 2012 |

Rampart just wrapped up it’s part in a bridge deck resurfacing project for the Idaho DOT in Pocatello, ID. The project was originally scheduled to be 1.25″ of concrete removal but we were asked to increase the depth to 2.5″ and portions were increased to 4″ of concrete removal. While our schedule is tight Rampart has the equipment capacity and dedicated employees to accommodate such last minute requests for additional production in most cases.

While we are a Pennsylvania based company we do quite a bit of work out West… Read the rest

Watertown, NY RT 3 Over Black River: Phase 1 Complete

| May 21, 2012 |
Rampart recently completed Phase 1 of a project in Watertown, NY. The project involved removing 2″ of concrete from the deck of the Rte. 3 Bridge over the Black River. The project also included Vacuum cleanup using the TracVac. This was the Westbound lanes. Phase2 will be the other side.


As you can see we were a little short on space on this project. You could not even walk between the Vac Truck and the Hydro-demolition trailer.



Here is the Hydro-Demolition Robot hard… Read the rest

Winning Entries From Rampart’s 2011 Employee Photo Contest

| March 6, 2012 |

Winning Entries From Rampart’s 2011 Employee Photo Contest


Best Technical Photo

Taken By: Bob Shearer   Location: Montreal Canada Job Type: Bridge Deck Scarification


Best Safety Photo

Taken By: Bob Shearer  Location: Dennison, TX  Job Type: Pipeline Cleaning


Editors Choice

Taken By: Matt Capezzuto  Location: Hackberry, LA  Job Type: LNG Storage Facility


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Rampart Completes One of the Largest Hydrodemolition Projects to Date

| March 6, 2012 |

Rampart Completes One of the Largest Hydrodemolition Projects to Date


Rampart Hydro Services of Pittsburgh, PA has recently completed one of largest continuous concrete hydro – demolition projects ever performed in the world on a large Parking Garage Rehabilitation. The hydrodemolition was performed as part of the preparation of the floor surface for Concrete Repair.

This project included the removal of 600,000 square feet of concrete from the upper level of the East Monroe Parking Garage in Chicago, IL. The depth of removal for this project was 4.5… Read the rest

Mole Update: 1 Year Later

| February 16, 2012 |

One year ago we featured “Meet The Mole: Rampart’s Latest Custom Built Machine” on our news feed. A year later and the The Mole, in fact three of them have been happily removing deteriorated concrete underneath the roadways in the Fort McHenry Tunnels in Baltimore, MD. The machines, which were built to be disassembled to fit down into the work area through a 36” inch manhole and then reassembled; have to date removed 19,331 cubic feet of concrete from patches for repair work in the tunnel’s ventilation shafts.


Getting… Read the rest