Paving breakers are designed for breaking up material over a large area. When our customers in Monroe, LA wish to remove a concrete patio or dilapidated pavers, they quickly learn what paving breakers are and how they will make their project easier. Paving breakers are divided by weight class, and each class handles different types of jobs. Here are five projects where a paving breaker proves handy:
- Street removal: Unless you have a long private driveway, you likely do not need a paving breaker for street removal. However, if you were in this situation, you would require an 80- to 90-pound paving breaker. You are more likely to see these used in municipal projects than in any do-it-yourself jobs, as they are difficult to handle and can cause injury if misused. Other applications include commercial building foundations and any other project that requires breaking through concrete or rock that is at least six inches thick.
- Driveway rehab: If you need to remove sections of your driveway, a smaller 60- to 80-pound paving breaker will do the trick. These work great for the intrepid do-it-yourselfer who wishes to pave their own driveway or RV space. These smaller paving breakers work great for concrete or rock up to six inches thick, and will help you clear out old concrete for those larger home projects.
- Remove paving stones: Perhaps you moved into a home where the paving stone design is not your favorite, or the stones are decrepit and need to be replaced. But if they are mounted into concrete, you have a big job ahead of you. A 35- to 40-pound paving breaker is an easily handled home version of this equipment, and excellent for smaller areas like your backyard paving stones. Some customers have even used them for driveway repaving projects. However, if you wish to cover an area much larger than a driveway, you will likely be disappointed by the slow process.
- Masonry wall remodeling: Like your backyard pavers, decorative masonry walls also start to fade with age. Cracks, loose stones, breaches and excessive moss growth may lead to the eventual replacement of a masonry wall. To remove it, all you need is a 35- to 40-pound paving breaker and a little time. Once cleared, you can create a better wall that will remain intact for decades.
- Floor removal: No, you do not want to use these on your faded and warped hardwoods, but when it is time to replace the concrete floor in your garage or shop, a paving breaker is helpful. Depending on the thickness of your floor, a 60- to 80-pound or 35- to 40-pound paving breaker will suffice. If you suspect there are utilities or pipes under the floor, proceed with caution and rent the smallest paving breaker available. That way, you do not risk damage beyond the floor you are removing.
What is a paving breaker? Find out when you visit Ram Rent-All, Inc. in Monroe, LA. Paving breakers are among our equipment rentals, and we can help you determine the type and weight you need for your project. Visit us today to learn more.