How to break up concrete

How to break up concrete

The Spruce / Ana Cadena

  • Total Time: 1 hr, 30 mins
  • Yield: Per 10 square feet
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Breaking concrete is never an easy project. While it is possible to rent a jackhammer from home improvement stores or rental yards, this can get expensive if the project drags on. Not only that, wielding the jackhammer can be a tough task on its own. Instead, many homeowners choose to break their concrete in a more leisurely and less expensive fashion with a sledgehammer.

The trick to breaking up concrete is to dig underneath the slab before hitting it with the hammer. Undermining the concrete eliminates its external support, making the material much more vulnerable to cracking through and breaking off.

With small slabs of concrete, such as patio squares or air conditioner pads, you can also have one person pry up the slab a few inches, using a demolition bar, while another person strikes the slab with the hammer. Prying up the slab has the same effect as digging underneath it. Alternatively, you can pry up the slab and shove a rock or piece of lumber under the slab to hold it up above the soil.

Warning

Call 8-1-1, the national “Call Before You Dig” hotline to have all underground utility lines marked in your work area before you start the project. It’s not uncommon for electrical, water, and gas lines to run under concrete structures.

What You’ll Need

Equipment / Tools

  • Eye protection
  • Work gloves
  • Shovel
  • Pickax
  • Garden hose
  • 8- or 10-pound sledgehammer
  • Pry bar
  • Hand truck

Materials

  • Water to spray on concrete

Instructions

Dig Under the Concrete

Dig out the soil, gravel, or other material from under the concrete, using a shovel and a pickax. Dig about 1 foot inward from the slab’s edge, making a gap of 1 inch or so; the void does not need to be deep. A pickax is handy for cutting through roots, breaking up rock or shale, and scraping material out from under the slab.

Strike the Concrete

Lightly sprinkle the concrete with water to minimize dust. Grasp the sledgehammer handle with your dominant hand close to the head and your other hand toward the end of the handle. Use an arching motion to lift the hammer as high as possible but not directly over your head, and then let it fall as you slide the dominant hand down the handle. Strike the concrete along the edge of the void you dug underneath like breaking something over the edge of a table. Repeat as needed, striking in the same place each time until the concrete breaks.

Don’t apply a lot of force on the sledgehammer on the downstroke; let the hammer do the work. If anything, you can use the handle as a lever to increase the speed of the head, but don’t wear yourself out trying to strike as hard as possible. The impact and weight of the head will do the job.

How to break up concrete

Pry Off Stubborn Pieces

Use a pry bar or crow bar to open cracks and separate pieces that are resistant to falling away. Force the flat end of the bar into the crack. Wiggle it back and forth until it is at least 1/2 inch into the crack. Pry back until you can get your gloved fingers in to pull away the piece.

How to break up concrete

Move the Concrete Chunks With a Hand Truck

Use a hand truck or dolly like the kind you use to move appliances to move large chunks of concrete. A hand truck is better than a wheelbarrow because you only have to lift the chunk of concrete an inch or two to get it onto the truck. Lift the concrete pieces carefully, using your legs and keeping the weight close to your body. Truck the pieces to your collection or disposal area.

How to break up concrete

Disposing of Broken Concrete

Never dispose of concrete in your regular garbage service. Most collectors will not take it. You can arrange for a dumpster through a trash pickup service, but be sure to tell them that you need it for concrete, and find out how much you can fill the dumpster. Often a dumpster can be filled only about one-quarter full with masonry materials.

On the other hand, broken concrete does not have to be sent to the landfill. There are plenty of uses for around the yard:

  • Flip large pieces of concrete over, powerwash them, and turn them into a low-cost stone-look pathway.
  • Stack the concrete pieces up and create a short garden wall.
  • Make short retaining walls.
  • Stack the pieces in a circle to make a fire pit.
  • Use the pieces as edging for a pond to hold down the pond liner.
  • Use the small rubble as French drain material.
  • Use the concrete as fill material when you want to build up an area of your yard.

Tips for Breaking Concrete by Hand

If you don’t pace yourself, this can quickly turn from a moderately challenging project to a grueling task that you may have to give up on and hire out. Work slow and steady, and keep a few expert tips in mind:

Posted on October 7, 2020

How to break up concrete

This article was originally published by Falling Up Media on June 5, 2017,
and revised by BN Products USA™ – October, 2020

You want that concrete gone!

Hire a pro? Can I do-it-myself? This article will help you understand the size of the job, and the right tools to get the big job done.

You’ve stepped on that broken, dated, and unappealing concrete patio or steps for the last time and you’re ready for something new. You could call a contractor to get rid of it for you. But even for small jobs, professional help can quickly eat up the money that should be going to laying new, beautiful concrete. Breaking up concrete is a job you can do yourself in many instances… and it doesn’t have to kill your back. To make the job of breaking apart concrete simple and painless – it is imperative to understand the job – and to choose the right tools.

Is DIY Concrete Removal Right for You?

Before deciding to DIY your concrete demolition, ask yourself the following questions:
Is your slab less than 4 inches thick? If yes, you can remove it with these instructions. Anything more than 4 inches will require power tools and some experience.
Is your concrete reinforced? While some types of reinforcement can be handled by bolt cutters, anything thicker than wire mesh would require an electric saw. You can find out what is in your concrete by breaking off an edge piece or expanding an existing crack. If your concrete contains rebar, consider hiring a professional.
Are there utilities under your concrete? Call 8-1-1 to find out where your utilities are located. If there are pipes under your concrete, hire a professional.
(Source: https://www.budgetdumpster.com/blog/how-to-break-up-concrete/)

Safety (Tools) First!

Before you even think about the most appropriate tools for destruction, you need to protect yourself. Have a pair of heavy duty gloves to protect yourself from blisters and safety goggles for the inevitable chunk of flying debris.

Tool #1: Sledgehammer + Pry Bar

When thinking about breaking up concrete, most of our minds jump straight to jackhammer. But you can probably do the work with a metal sledgehammer and a little elbow grease. Sledgehammer is the best tool to use if the slab of concrete is three inches thick or less. Dig at the base of the slab to find the bottom. If the distance from the bottom to the top is at or under three inches, hammer away!

Here’s a few tips:

  • Recruit a buddy to lift a corner with a pry bar. Start slamming at the corners and work your way towards the center. Our BN Products Wrecking Bar is a great example of an ideal and affordable tool to use in this process – safety matters! (CLICK HERE for more info).
  • Pry and pull out the broken chunks as they break apart.
  • Don’t hit the same spot twice. Keep moving and keep lifting with that pry bar.

Tool #2: Jackhammer

You have a slab that is thicker than three inches. That means you want to buy or rent or borrow an electric or pneumatic jackhammer. Electric and pneumatic jackhammers both break up the concrete using a high-power and fast moving pointed chisel into the concrete, so deciding on one is simply a matter of availability, price, and preference. Just make sure you are strong and agile enough to control and move with the jackhammer. Break it apart and then shovel the chunks of concrete out after you’re done.

Tool #3: Chipping Hammer

You may need to remove concrete that is not simply a flat slab. Or, you may want to have more control than is possible with a sledge hammer or jackhammer. In that case, you want to rent or buy a chipping hammer. Chipping hammers are built light and handheld so they offer the most control for tight spaces, strange corners, and spots near windows.

Pro Tip: Know Your Disposal Method

You’ve chosen the best tool. You’ve used that tool to break apart your unwanted concrete. Now, what do you do with all those chunks? Knowing how to dispose of all that concrete is a big part of the job; a 12 x 14-ft. patio can weigh up to about 5,000 pounds.

First task: call your local waste facility and ask about their policies on throwing away concrete. Some facilities will have separate, cheaper drop-offs for building materials like concrete.

You may need to rent a truck or a trailer to transport and dump what is left of your demolition efforts.

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Written by: Rich Finzer

Written on: July 14, 2020

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During remodelling projects or when dismantling a wooden structure, it may be necessary to cut through nails or screws, particularly if the wood is to be reused or salvaged.

If a worker is confronted by a partially driven ribbed nail, it’s much faster to cut off the exposed portion than to attempt removal of the entire nail shank. There are a variety of tools which can be used to cut through nails or screws.

Reciprocating Saws

A reciprocating saw is an ideal tool when cutting off nails or screws in tight places. Equipped with a metal cutting blade, it will shear through most fasteners in seconds. Some have power cords, others are cordless, making them an ideal choice when working in remote locations where power might not be available. Reciprocating saws are manufactured by a large number of companies and can be purchased at most hardware and home improvement centres.

  • A reciprocating saw is an ideal tool when cutting off nails or screws in tight places.

Jigsaws

How to break up concrete

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Another type of power cutting saw is the jigsaw. It is smaller than a reciprocating saw, making it better suited for use in very confined spaces. It is also lighter and easier for the operator to control. Equipped with a metal cutting blade, it can easily shear the heads from common nails if you are fashioning a new set of scoring pegs for your cribbage board, for instance. Jigsaws are also available in corded and cordless models.

  • Another type of power cutting saw is the jigsaw.
  • It is smaller than a reciprocating saw, making it better suited for use in very confined spaces.

Hacksaws

Not all nail- and screw-cutting tools are powered. Hand-held hacksaws and mini-hacks are also handy for cutting small quantities of fasteners. The hacksaw has a frame with the blade supported at both ends. A mini-hack holds one end of the blade in a slot in the handle and a clamp secures it farther up. For working in really tight places, or where precision is critical, it’s hard to beat the utility of a mini-hack.

  • Not all nail- and screw-cutting tools are powered.
  • A mini-hack holds one end of the blade in a slot in the handle and a clamp secures it farther up.

Lineman’s Pliers and Cutting Pliers

How to break up concrete

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For persons with a strong grip, lineman’s pliers and cutting pliers can be used to cut off the head of a bent nail or screw. Like the mini-hacksaw, they are particularly useful if you’re working in an extremely confined space, or only need to cut one or two nails or screws. In the right hands, either tool can make short work of a nail as large as a 16d (16 penny) size.

Bolt Cutters

If you are attempting to cut off a dock spike (a 100 penny nail) which might have a shank diameter of 5/8 inch, you may need to enlist a set of bolt cutters. Equipped with hardened steel jaws, and handles as long as 4 feet, they are capable of slicing through nails, screws or bolts. Nails of this size are usually used in heavy timber construction such as covered bridges or timber frame homes.

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How to break up concrete

Incredibly, the near permanence of concrete’s simple, 3-ingredient make-up is a challenge if you’re tasked with breaking it up and removing it. To break and remove concrete, you’ll need a healthy appetite for hard work and a few key tools to get you through.

We’ll walk you through the uses of the right tools for the right circumstances.

  • Before digging, call 811 or your “Dig Safe” authority. And wear protective gear when using digging equipment.
  • Jackhammer to break up concrete that’s thick. If you’re trying to remove concrete 3 inches deep or more, a jackhammer is your go-to tool. Rentable electric units will likely knock out that run-down sidewalk at the end of the driveway or small patio.
  • Concrete weight and removal. Concrete chunks become actual tons quickly. As part of your calculus for breaking it up, include the costs, effort, and equipment required to remove it. A 6×10 utility trailer can carry about a ton safely (check the GVW).

Tools for Breaking Up Concrete

Concrete can be found in all kinds of places, like the edges of patios or along a basement foundation; sometimes you might encounter, chunks buried in the ground from a long-ago demolition.

Using a rotary hammer to break up concrete

The solution for successful removal, in most cases like this, is a rotary hammer with a chipping function. A rotary hammer is not a hammer drill; they’re different tools that do similar things—the rotary hammer is basically a handheld jackhammer. While rotary hammers come in many sizes, the in-line D-handle tool is exceptionally capable.

Their bits, called “irons,”- effectively break up smaller amounts of concrete and knock over-pour and other globs off surfaces with a ¾-inch-wide chipping bit. A 1 ½-inch spade bit is fatal to concrete’s cousin—thin-set mortar—and excels at removing tile from a subfloor. Rotary hammers are great for taking down CMU (concrete masonry units) walls, block by block.

Note: Rotary hammers are versatile. Use one to drill holes in concrete for basement wall framing, to chip up old laminate flooring, even to install a radon mitigation system.

Using a digging bar to break up concrete

A digging bar may also work if you find concrete (also soft stone, impossibly dense clay, roots) in the ground as you install a fence or mailbox. It’s basically a human-powered jackhammer.

It can create a fault line in concrete, blow by blow, and be a key player in your concrete removal toolbox. Word to the wise: As with all digging equipment, wear gloves; digging bars are blister-making tools.

Using a sledgehammer to break up concrete

Sledgehammers should almost never be used indoors. A notable exception is basement slabs in old houses where you might install a sump pit or perimeter drain. Basement slabs are often thin—just an inch of concrete over a substrate like coal cinders.

Here, a jackhammer or rotary hammer instantly pierces the surface, then can get wedged in the dirt. For thin, brittle concrete, blunt force is often best. It’s lots of work, but the shockwave of steel-on-concrete breaks up more in a few whacks than other tools can deliver at the sharp point of a chisel iron.

Breaking up concrete with chemicals

There is also what’s referred to as expanding grout—a chemical agent that helps break up concrete. A jackhammer may be required depending on site conditions; a rotary hammer for sure. Mix, pour, and wait. The grout expands and breaks the concrete. Plan ahead and consult the manufacturer’s instructions for proper usage.

How to Cut Down a Post Set in Concrete

Sometimes concrete is in the way, like when removing and replacing fence posts set in it. In these situations, it’s often easier to remove a few inches of dirt around the post’s base and then cut the post below grade with a reciprocating saw.

Of course, this means the below-ground portion of the post will remain an obstruction. To get around this, wherever possible, shift the fence post layout such that you can dig new holes. For example, start with half a panel instead of a full one, bridging the existing post locations.

How to Dispose of Concrete

The main vehicles for moving concrete are a wheelbarrow or hand truck. For smaller bits and/or removal from inside a home, two 5-gallon buckets are hard to beat. Ironically, carrying one in each hand is easier than carrying just one bucket.

For larger projects, you may consider a dumpster rental. Some carters don’t like concrete in their boxes so make sure to ask as they might decline the job or insist you only fill the dumpster partially.

Alternatively, a local mason or landscaper may be able to cart the concrete and recycle it— or even possibly use it on a project where fill is required.

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One worker breaks up the concrete pad with the jackhammer while the other uses the Sawzall to cut the wire holding the big chunks together.

When deciding whether or not to break up an existing concrete pad, keep in mind that it can be a great deal of work that could easily cause burn out on before the project is begun. To make things easier, first determine what is beneath the surface. If there appears to be an overflow of concrete around the bottom edges of the pad it can usually be assumed that there is a minimal amount of concrete used and the pad may in fact be hollow. This can make what first seemed to be a huge demolition job, in reality, a much easier task.

If wire is found instead of rebar reinforcement in the concrete, don’t get discouraged. A small, portable reciprocating saw, called a Sawzal, can help cut up the wire so that the jackhammer-demolished pieces can be removed as demolition proceeds. This will give more room to work and make the job much easier than trying to rip the concrete from the wire by hand or picking it all up at the end.

Even if there is not rebar running throughout the concrete, there is a good chance that there will be a rebar anchor attached to the house, up against the foundation. If this is the case, use a reciprocating saw with a metal blade to cut the anchor. Cut it off as close to the wall as possible, but can use a 5-lb. hammer to pound any remaining anchor into the foundation. Then, epoxy the hole to give it a smooth, clean look and keep water from leaking into the house.

To aid in breaking up the concrete, use a “spud bar” in conjunction with the jackhammer. Jam the flat end of the spud bar into the cracks formed by the jackhammer, firmly grip the handle with both hands and use leverage to pry chunks of concrete from the pad for removal.

Safety Tips: Be careful lifting big chunks of concrete as doing so can cause injury rather easily. Bend straight down at the knees and use legs to lift, not the back. If the wheelbarrow used to haul concrete starts to tip, just let it go. Do not try to save it because the falling concrete could cause serious injury. It’s to pick up the pieces and start over than getting an injury yourself while trying to save a little time.

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How to break up concrete

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One worker breaks up the concrete pad with the jackhammer while the other uses the Sawzall to cut the wire holding the big chunks together.

When deciding whether or not to break up an existing concrete pad, keep in mind that it can be a great deal of work that could easily cause burn out on before the project is begun. To make things easier, first determine what is beneath the surface. If there appears to be an overflow of concrete around the bottom edges of the pad it can usually be assumed that there is a minimal amount of concrete used and the pad may in fact be hollow. This can make what first seemed to be a huge demolition job, in reality, a much easier task.

If wire is found instead of rebar reinforcement in the concrete, don’t get discouraged. A small, portable reciprocating saw, called a Sawzal, can help cut up the wire so that the jackhammer-demolished pieces can be removed as demolition proceeds. This will give more room to work and make the job much easier than trying to rip the concrete from the wire by hand or picking it all up at the end.

Even if there is not rebar running throughout the concrete, there is a good chance that there will be a rebar anchor attached to the house, up against the foundation. If this is the case, use a reciprocating saw with a metal blade to cut the anchor. Cut it off as close to the wall as possible, but can use a 5-lb. hammer to pound any remaining anchor into the foundation. Then, epoxy the hole to give it a smooth, clean look and keep water from leaking into the house.

To aid in breaking up the concrete, use a “spud bar” in conjunction with the jackhammer. Jam the flat end of the spud bar into the cracks formed by the jackhammer, firmly grip the handle with both hands and use leverage to pry chunks of concrete from the pad for removal.

Safety Tips: Be careful lifting big chunks of concrete as doing so can cause injury rather easily. Bend straight down at the knees and use legs to lift, not the back. If the wheelbarrow used to haul concrete starts to tip, just let it go. Do not try to save it because the falling concrete could cause serious injury. It’s to pick up the pieces and start over than getting an injury yourself while trying to save a little time.

How to Break Up Concrete with Chemicals | Concrete Demolition Methods

Concrete Demolition Methods

Concrete is an exceedingly durable mixture. Their strength is designed to last for centuries. The need to demolish or remove concrete slab or structure often arises for many different reasons that may be due to a defect to it or undertaking a renovation or a complete refurbishment. Knowing which methods can be used for the concrete demotion or break up process is critical to ensure that no damage is done to the surrounding surfaces.

Here are a few methods;

Using Chemical to Demolish Concrete Structure

How to Break Up Concrete with Chemicals

Several chemicals are available in the building and construction market that can be used to soften or break up the hardened concrete to make it easier to remove it. These chemicals are applied to drill holes or gaps in the concrete structure to ensure it gets deep into the concrete. They are highly toxic and should be used carefully to ensure that no harm results.

Example of chemicals used in break up of concrete

The chemicals in question are brand named Dexpan or Ecobust. The product is in an 11-pound bucket of the powder sells for about $40 on Amazon. All you need is a series of drill holes on the hardened concrete surface, then pour the mixed Dexpan product (with water) to fills the holes and leave it overnight. This mixture component expands as it sets up in the holes and breaks hardened concrete into smaller chunks that can be easily removed.

Another non-explosive concrete breaking chemical is shown in the video below.

Non-Explosive Concrete Cracking Agent

Using Jack Hammer

Another way of breaking up hardened concrete is Jack Hammer, and It is possible to rent a jackhammer from any equipment hire company to break up and remove concrete easily. It is especially advantageous for removing a deck that has been entirely made from a concrete slab. A jackhammer can be used to break the concrete up into smaller pieces, so it is easy to remove and transport. While using a jackhammer, you should make sure that you have all the necessary protective and safety equipment (PPE)to use with it. Consider the machine’s weight, size, and vibrations to make sure t you can handle it before deciding to hire it out.

Drilling on Hardened concrete

Drilling holes deep down into the hardened concrete will weaken the structure making it easier to break it apart and remove it. Ensure to utilize a drill bit that is long enough to work as deep into the hardened concrete as possible.

Using Pick Axe

When it is necessary to break up and remove concrete that has been cast thickly, a pickaxe can be useful to create cracks in it. These can be used to break it up further by widening the cracks’ width with the use of a crowbar or screwdriver. Safety is essential when using this type of tool to prevent injury being caused. If it is being hired, ensure that you follow any guidelines you are given.

How to Break Up Concrete

What Is the Easiest Way to Break Up Concrete?

Breaking up concrete is a job that is best left to the professionals. However, there are many DIY enthusiasts who want to try their hand at this tough and tedious task.

Concrete is one of the most durable materials on earth and it can be difficult to break up. It’s important to know how to break up concrete in order to remove any unwanted pieces that may be in your way or causing damage.

Breaking up concrete is one of the most difficult and tedious tasks to tackle. It takes a lot of time, effort, and physical strength to do it without the right tools. The process can also be extremely draining on your body if you don’t have any help or breaks in between.

The easiest way to break up concrete is by using an electric jackhammer that’s hooked up to an electrical outlet with 110 volts AC power.

If you’re looking for something more affordable, there are other options out there like renting a gas-powered jackhammer from Home Depot for $25 per day or purchasing a hand jackhammer which will cost around $130-$200-depending on where you buy it from.

What is the Best Tool to Break Concrete?

Sledgehammer and Pry Bar

When we think of demolishing concrete, most of us immediately think of a jackhammer. However, you should be able to complete the task with a metal sledgehammer and some elbow grease. If the slab of concrete is three inches thick or less, a sledgehammer is the best tool to use.

Chipping Hammer

Use a chipping hammer or concrete chisel to remove concrete from cracks, joints, and around pipes. Chipping hammers are essential tools for any demolition project that involves breaking up concrete.

Metal Saw

A metal saw is the second of the demolition tools that you will need to use in order to break up concrete. They can be your best friend when it comes to cutting rebar and pipe cleanly and quickly.

Concrete Breaker

If you are looking for the best tool to break up concrete, look no further than a concrete breaker. This strong and utilitarian tool is the best way to remove chunks of concrete from pipes, joints, or any other hard surfaces.

Impact Wrench

If you are looking for the easiest way to break up concrete, an impact wrench is the way to go. They make short work of getting through any concrete, and make doing so easy and fast.

Electric Saw

Electric saws are excellent choices when you are looking for a tool to break up concrete that will last you a long time. You can choose between one with corded power or one with cordless power, depending on your preferences.

Rotary Hammer

A rotary hammer is an excellent demolition tool when you have a lot of concrete to break up. However, they are expensive and heavy, so you might have problems using them in tight spaces.

Jackhammer

The jackhammer is a good choice for breaking up concrete, but it can be difficult to use with the right tools. You might want to decide if you are going to use a sledgehammer or jackhammer before beginning this project.

How to break up concrete

Breaking up a concrete driveway can be ear shattering, backbreaking work or, it can be easy and noise free. It depends on the tools and machinery you use. Some tools or machinery will require your having experience in using them. Almost all these options, because of the weight of concrete, will take a good deal of labor or rental of equipment. Either way, your cost will be less than what you would pay to a contractor to break up your driveway concrete. Here are a a few tips on using a variety of methods and equipment to break up your concrete.

Tip 1 – Use a Jackhammer to Break Up the Concrete

Using a jackhammer will require you to rent this equipment. Since the jackhammer is powered by air, you will also need to rent an air compressor. Use the jackhammer to make holes in the concrete. This equipment is heavy and will require a strong man to operate it. It is also extremely noisy and will throw small pieces of concrete over the area around your driveway.

Tip 2 – Use a Sledgehammer to Break Concrete into Smaller Pieces

After you have used a jackhammer to initially break driveway concrete into large pieces, you can break these pieces into small ones with a sledgehammer. If you plan to load your broken concrete pieces by hand into a truck, you will need to break the pieces small enough that you will be able to lift them into the truck. If you plan to use machinery such as a front end loader or bobcat to load, you can save yourself a lot of work by breaking the concrete into larger pieces the loader will have no trouble lifting.

Tip 3 – Use a Backhoe with a Jackhammer Attachment

This equipment will break up your driveway with far less work for you but unless you’re experienced in operating one of these machines you’ll need to hire a contractor to operate the backhoe. There will also be a per-hour cost for use of the backhoe.

Tip 4 – Use a Hydraulic Splitter

This equipment will require you to first drill holes in the concrete with a jackhammer. Then, the splitter uses a force of 150 to 400 tons exerted by a piston to make cracks in the concrete. These splitters are made in various sizes to handle different kinds of work. The smaller size is built to break up horizontal concrete slabs such as driveways. The advantage of using the splitter is that the work can be done without the ear splitting noise you get from a jackhammer. They are available in three models: gas operated, electricity powered, or compressed air models.

Tip 5 – Load the Broken Pieces

When you have your driveway concrete broken up, you can save yourself from severe backache by using a bobcat or front end loader to load the pieces into a truck.