Rampart Hydro Services has been a hydrodemolition contractor for more than 20 years and our technicians are the most experienced, skilled, and knowledgeable in the industry!

We have successfully completed 1000s of projects involving hydrodemolition concrete removal or surface cleaning with our ultra-high pressure waterjets.  We work with general contractors, as well as facility owners, to provide state-of-the-art hydrodemolition and surface cleaning services.

As a hydrodemolition contractor, Rampart has worked for some of the largest general contractors throughout the country.  Our 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, all branches of the U.S. military, Army Corps of Engineers, and other federal departments.

Our methods, and the industry’s largest (and growing) fleet of specialized vehicles, allow us to successfully complete any size project: from Main Street to the Interstate to some of the nation’s largest concrete-reinforced dams.Drippy

At Rampart Hydro, we 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 most experienced, talented workforce in the industry.

We describe our hydrodemolition processes, services, and projects throughout these pages, but they can be divided into three main categories: hydrodemolition, vacuum cleanup and debris removal, and wastewater containment, collection, and treatment.


ServicesOur 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.

We remove old and deteriorated concrete on bridges, floors, walls, columns, ceilings, pillars, tunnels, parking garages, dams, spillways, 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, too! 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, i.e. jackhammers and roto-millers.  This is why our techniques are cost-effective and efficient for the demolition of concrete walls, pillars and ceilings.  It doesn’t matter whether these structures or surfaces are above ground or underground, rather they are big or small – if reinforced concrete needs removed, Rampart will find a way to do it!

Surface Cleaning

ServicesOur ultra high pressure pumps and waterjets 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 potentially unsafe conditions. Rampart has cleaned runways at many of the nation’s largest airports and military bases.

Vacuuming and Removal

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.  Our vacuum services remove everything else–water, sand, chunks of debris–and dispose of it all jointly or separately accordingly to relevant federal, state, and local regulations and our customers’ requirements and job specifications.

Water Treatment and Filtration

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We treat and filter the hydrodemolition wastewater.  This service can included as part of a complete hydrodemolition removal and preparation package.  When needed, we can even recycle and reuse the filtered and cleaned wastewater further lessening the amount of water consumed on a project.  Our advanced Automated Vacuum-Filtration System (AVS®) is a state-of-the-art unit  that arrives at your jobsite ready to handle all the hydrodemolition wastewater.