Whether it’s household rubbish removal, a commercial strip out, construction waste, demolition debris or even the cleaning of a deceased estate, the team at 1300 Rubbish is experienced, capable, friendly and professional.
Concrete removal can feel incredibly overwhelming. An old concrete slab is heavy and hard to manoeuvre. Attempting to remove an old concrete slab on your own, without the help of specialists can be dangerous and can create major problems.
At 1300 Rubbish we are experienced concrete removal specialists and can remove concrete slabs easily with minimal disruption. For fast, safe and friendly concrete removal, contact our team today for a free, zero-obligation quote. Call us on 1300 78 22 47 to discuss the specifics of your removal job.
Why You Might Need To Remove Concrete
There are a whole host of reasons why you might need to remove a concrete slab but more often than not, you’re calling in removalists you’re looking to remove a damaged slab or to remove concrete as part of a building or demolition job.
Running through the scenarios mentioned above, we’ll start by addressing when a concrete slab needs to be removed and replaced with new concreting.
- It’s past its expiration date. While concrete is a resilient material, it should be replaced after roughly 20 years of normal use.
- Multiple cracks. If there are multiple deep, wide or uneven cracks, that’s a sign that your concrete may be seriously unstable.
- Sinking slabs. Often a problem with pathways and driveways, when you notice that a slab has begun to tilt, slide or sink it can be a sign that the sub-grade was installed poorly and can lead to serious issues.
If your concrete slab is exhibiting any of these signs, it’s time to give our team of concrete removal experts a call and they’ll be able to remove your concrete slab so you can have the slab replaced with new concreting.
Waste and Building Sites
Concrete removal is also a common part of most construction, renovation and demolition work. At 1300 Rubbish we often perform our service alongside or in conjunction with construction and demolition teams. Our team uses special tools to cut and remove the concrete and then will dispose of the concrete in a safe and environmentally responsible way.
Why Can’t I Remove Concrete Myself?
Whilst it can be tempting to save the cost of hiring a professional team to remove your concrete slab we’d always recommend hiring a specialist team to help. Realistically, removing concrete is a major demolition task that requires professional help and attempting to go it alone without the proper equipment or expertise can cause injuries, serious property damage and ultimately just create more trouble than it’s worth.
That being said, there are some minor concrete removal jobs that you’d be fine to attempt but if your concrete slab is over 4 inches thick or is reinforced with mesh or rebar, or if your concrete slab covers utilities or pipes then you’ll absolutely need professional help.
At 1300 Rubbish our team has specialised tools and equipment to help with cutting through concrete and to cut through steel rebar or wire mesh that may be reinforcing the concrete.