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Old 06-22-2010, 01:04 PM   #1
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What is the best way to take out concrete steps that are solid? Jackhammer? Manpower?

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Old 06-22-2010, 11:12 PM   #2
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Best? I'd take a hydraulic hammer on a piece of equipment like a skid steer or mini-excavator before your other 2 options. If you have a basemnt behind these steps, I'd consider putting some temp. bracing against the walls as well.

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Depends upon if it is solid concrete, built with blocks etc
I've used a 10 lb sledge to break it up
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Best? I'd take a hydraulic hammer on a piece of equipment like a skid steer or mini-excavator before your other 2 options. If you have a basemnt behind these steps, I'd consider putting some temp. bracing against the walls as well.
Thanks, that sounds like the most economical way
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Ornery teenager with sledge hammer is the best and most economical way. I've done a small one with a sledge. Once it got going it wasn't too bad. But jomama's solution is a lot easier.
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Best? I'd take a hydraulic hammer on a piece of equipment like a skid steer or mini-excavator before your other 2 options. If you have a basemnt behind these steps, I'd consider putting some temp. bracing against the walls as well.
Try a material called the cracker www.atc.ws

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