Specialised Demolition Work

SPEC has experience in technically difficult and potentially dangerous demolition work.

Contracts undertaken to date include:

  • PEM: Fishwater Flats Reclamation Works FS Building
    • Removal of 120 no. 3 ton pre-cast / post tensioned cladding beams from a height of 18m
    • The beams had become a danger due to the advanced stage of reinforcement corrosion and concrete spalling
  • DRC De Duin – Humewood: Church Spire
    • Removal of 75 tons of cast in situ reinforced concrete forming the church spire at a height of 32m
    • The spire had become a danger due to the advanced stage of reinforcement corrosion and concrete spalling

SPEC also have experience in rock breaking by means of:

  • Pneumatic drilling (hand or machine)
  • Chemical breaking (Catrock)
  • Assisting specialist dynamite blasting companies

We also specialize in concrete/rock breaking by means of:

  • Pneumatic saw cutting
  • Pneumatic drilling/breaking (hand)

Contracts undertaken to date include:

  • Laing dam for DWS:
    • Concrete breaking & saw cutting in Lumbago tunnel to -3m * +-20m long = +- 60m³ of concrete to remove (labour intensive method)
    • Rock breaking (granite type) by means of drilling and using Catrock on top layers of rock (80% of this project was labour intensive methods)
    • Assist specialist dynamite blasting company for lower sections of rock. Estimated at +-350m³ of rock removed