Save Time & Money On Your Next Concrete Removal Project

Kent Berg Uncategorized

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Removing concrete can be backbreaking dangerous work. There are a multitude of products on the market to lift and break out concrete. Let’s take a look at the most common methods of concrete tear-out.

1. Jackhammer

Using a jackhammer or hydrohammer is a common method used by demolition contractors all over the world. When deciding to use a jackhammer for your next job, keep in mind that it could be very time consuming and labor intensive. Many locations are not suitable for a jackhammer due to noise, debris and vibration restrictions.

2. Pallet Forks

Pallet forks (whether on a skid steer or fork lift) are a common solution to lifting slabs out of the ground. Unfortunately many people try to balance the slab on the forks that creates a dangerous balancing act. It’s important to use some kind of rigging that securely connects the slab to the forks. Forks are easily damaged and can launch debris under pressure.

3. Anchors

Using concrete anchors on pre-sawn slabs of concrete can be the safest and fastest way to remove concrete. Unfortunately, most anchors are expensive and cannot be removed after the slab has been lifted. Load capacity of the anchor has to be determined by the operator by observing the integrity of the concrete. 

The Most Efficient Way To Remove Concrete

This is a new patented device for removing pre-sawn concrete slabs without using a breaker. Designed to quickly remove sections of concrete bridge decks, repair road beds or renovate floor space in buildings. The Monkey Fist works similar to a wedge anchor, but is reusable.

Simply core drill a 2″ hole in or near the center of the piece to be removed (for balance), insert the Monkey Fist and lift the slab out. To recover the Monkey Fist just lift the release handle, remove and reuse.

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When the tool is at rest, the diameter of the mandrel is slightly under 2". This allows easy insertion of the unit into the pre drilled hole.
When lift pressure is applied, it causes the grip rings of the patented two piece mandrel to expand. This allows the grip pressure to increase proportionately to the weight of the load.
The Monkey Fist's forged heat treated components and zinc coated cam lever make it extremely durable for long lasting continual use.

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