Rampart Hydro Services performs services including hydrodemolition, vacuum clean-up, vacuum debris removal, dry hydrodemolition, wastewater treatment and filtration, runway rubber and paint removal, surface cleaning, and membrane removal.

We work with general contractors and directly with other customers to provide the state-of-the-art hydrodemolition and surface cleaning services.

Rampart Hydro provides quick, efficient and thorough removal of rubber from airport runways

Customers include small municipal governments and private organizations (both for-profit and not-for-profit) and federal, state, and local agencies, including many of the nation’s largest airports, state transportation departments, the major branches of the U.S. military, and other federal department.

Our methods, and the industry’s largest (and growing) fleet of specialized vehicles, allow us to scale to any sized project: from Main Street to the Interstate to a few of the nation’s largest concrete-reinforced dams.

We, at Rampart Hydro, take pride in the fact that we have never been removed from a contract or job for any reason. (In a number of cases, we have received emergency calls and requests to replace contractors who have promised more than they can deliver–but not more than we can deliver with the largest fleet of specialized vehicles and the most experienced, talented workforce in the industry.)


We describe our concrete removal and cleaning services and projects throughout these pages, but they can be divided into three main categories: hydrodemolition, cleaning, and removal.


Our methods of concrete removal–either (1) a little, which is called scarification; (2) a medium amount–to a very consistent partial depth; or (3) completely in layers up to sixteen (16) inches at a time.

We call it hydrodemolition, and have been the innovator in the field since the firm’s founding.

Photo of exposed rebar from partial concrete removal

We remove old and deteriorated concrete on roadways, floors, walls, columns, ceilings, pillars, tunnels, dams, spillways, bridges, and pipelines–just about anywhere it is found or formed. Using ultra-high-pressure water streams, we can (and do) demolish and remove concrete from underwater locations! Think of it as very precisely-controlled erosion.

And, we can remove concrete at angles and from positions that are unavailable to traditional impact methods, e.g., jackhammers and roto-millers, which is why our techniques are cost-effective and efficient for the demolition of concrete walls, pillars and ceilings–whether they are above ground or in tunnels or pipelines or culverts.

Surface Cleaning

Rampart Hydro the quick, efficient and thorough removal of rubber from airport runways

Our ultra high pressure pumps and sprays provide very effective and economical ways to clean concrete and other surfaces (like metal, asphalt, and aggregate) and remove old coatings like paint and membranes (sealants).

Rubber removal” is the phrase used to describe the cleaning of airport runways, where the build-up of airplane tire rubber reduces friction and increases stopping distance and time thereby leading to potential unsafe conditions. Rampart has cleaned runways at many of the nation’s largest airports and defense bases.

Vacuuming and Removal

Rampart removes the debris of  hydrodemolition and cleaning projects.

Photo of Rampart Hydro vacuum truckDepending upon the job’s specifications and requirements, we can capture, control, treat, and filter wastewater from the project and return it to a potable condition.

Rampart’s hydrodemolition and surface cleaning methods eliminate dust, and when used, our vacuums remove everything else–water, sand, chunks of debris–and dispose of jointly or separately accordingly to relevant federal, state, and local regulations and requirements and job specifications.

Water Treatment and Filtration

A photo of one of Rampart Hydro's mobile water filtration unitsWhether as part of a complete hydrodemolition removal and preparation package or hired as a separate, stand-alone service, we treat and filter waste-water and, when requested, return it to a potable state.