Hydro Demolition Services

Whether you need to cut to the core or merely remove a one-inch layer, our high-pressure water technique delivers the ultimate level of speed and precision for removing concrete that is delaminated or deteriorated. We also provide hydro-milling and hydro-scarification services.

Advantages of Hydro Demolition

Reduces transmitted sound

Eliminates vibration and potential structural damage

No damage to aggregate

Our Hydro Demolition does not damage the exposed aggregate

No micro-fracturing

Our safe techniques ensure that it incurs no micro-fracturing

Less injuries, less fatigue

Our technology minimizes worker fatigue and injuries

Minimizes dust

Hydro demolition minimizes the amount of dust generated

Midwest Mobile Waterjet Hydro Demolition

Remove specific depths from concrete surfaces the safe, efficient way: hydro demolition. This process, also known as hydro-milling, is extremely effective for removing deteriorated, delaminated or even sound concrete from any flat, vertical or overhead surfaces. It is also ideal for overlay work when the structural steel will be reused and a clean, rough bonding surface is required. Using high-pressure water (15,000 to 30,000 psi), our hydro-demolition process is faster than traditional concrete removal without dust, vibration or the need for a massive labor force.

Midwest Mobile Waterjet can also offer the latest technology in hydro demolition waste water treatment. Our solids filtration and pH treatment system can be calibrated to meet even the most strict discharge standards. If necessary, treated water can also be re-used to help reduce overall water consumption in areas where a clean water source is difficult to find. The portable water treatment system can also be used to treat lake or river water (unless extremely dirty) to be used with the hydro demolition equipment.


The term hydro scarification (hydro-scarification) is another term referring to the same process as hydro demolition, but is normally used when depths of less than 1 inch are required and the steel reinforcing will not be exposed. A surface prepared using these techniques provides the best possible bond for all types of repair material.