Have you ever tried loading up a wheelbarrow of concrete?
Yes! indeed concrete removal work is back breaking and arduous work.
Even with the right equipment and lifting technique it’s not for the faint of heart.
Luckily, Eco-Dumpster® will provide you will a complete solution for your dense material disposal needs.
Eco-Dumpster® handles small and large concrete removal jobs.
We bring the noise! Concrete work requires:
- Experience – Anyone who has operated a jack hammer and even a wheelbarrow will tell you. There IS a learning curve.
Rookies, step to the side.
- Proper lifting technique – Lift with great form and your back will reward you with more muscle instead of more back ache.
- The proper equipment – Skid steer loaders, jack hammers, sledges and of course our eco-dumpster trucks.
- An amazing amount of work ethic – No doubt, concrete removal is so arduous it makes the unseasoned worker want to quit 1/8th of the way to the finish line.
Luckily Eco-Dumpster® provides full service concrete removal and hauling services.
You read correctly, with the a few clicks or a phone call to 650-367-6744 you can free yourself of that pile of concrete or old cracked cement slab.
Examples of Hauls Performed
- Large piles of concrete left over from construction or demolition projects.
- Old cracked concrete piles apparently sitting for ages.
- Remnants of the old property owners abandoned projects
- Old left over concrete stairs.
- Unwanted slabs of concrete cleared to make room for sod or hardscape.
Case Study: East Palo Alto, Ca Concrete Hauling Job
Check this out! Concrete needed to be hauled off in one day, approximately 15 cubic yards of concrete with some brick.
Before hauling, the place was a complete mess.
As can be appreciated in the pictures tons of concrete lay stubbornly on the ground. However, with eco-dumpster the junk stops here.
Mid job we decided to take a break and snap this picture.
Surprisingly Satisfying BEFORE and AFTER
We use dump trucks for all concrete hauling jobs obviously there is no room for wimpy pick up trucks here!
A one ton full size pick up truck can safely haul a maximum of 2,000 lbs of concrete however we safely haul almost 4x that!
Easy does it, equipment is a force multiplier
In addition, our trucks have the ability to drop our Eco-Dumpster® bin onto the ground for this reason loading is easy and safe.
Wheelbarrows, skid steers and seasoned muscle are all used when the job dictates, however we have accomplished jobs in which wheelbarrows would not fit.
That’s right, good ol’ fashion muscle.
Ropes, Pulleys and Buckets
As mention earlier sometimes wheelbarrow and special equipment just wont work.
In those situations we have been known to employ:
- Pulleys and Ropes
- 5 gallons buckets
- Sheer determination
Safety is no joke, especially with concrete.
Proper protective equipment must be worn when handling concrete:
The safety equipment:
- Sturdy leather gloves
- Dust Masks
- Hard hats
- Eye protection are all a necessity.
- Steel toe boots
Weight considerations when dealing with Concrete
As much as we wish we could, there is no way one of our dumpster bins could be safely and legally filled entirely with concrete.
First and foremost concrete hauling is taxing on equipment.
The sheer weight would make it impossible to transport a full bin of concrete over our roads, not to mention our truck would break faster than cellphone screen on a sidewalk.
Ok, Eco-Dumpster® so how much can you haul at a time?
Depending on the density of the concrete our driver will inform you what the crew can transport. Usually 4 to 5 cubic yards.
San Francisco, special city different approach to hauling.
As we know, a lot of things in San Francisco are a lot smaller than in other parts of the bay area.
Side yard entrances are not always there. Gas meters and narrow entrances make this city especially challenging.
China town, is a neighborhood in San Francisco which has very limited parking and backyard access often times limited or inaccessible.
Occasionally access was so limited the only way to haul was in 5 gallon buckets, no doubt tedious and grueling work.
If you require services which may require excessive labor or special considerations feel free to schedule a consultation for a price quote.
Hauling concrete up stairs into one of our Eco-Dumpster® Bins. No guts no glory.
In San Francisco sometimes access just isn’t there.
For example, side gate access was unavailable at this job site.
Every cement pier and concrete chunk had to be hauled away by hand or in 5 gallon buckets through the home.
What’s that tractor loader gonna do up those stairs?
A wheelbarrow or bobcat would have been useless in such situation. We got the job done on time on budget and without damage to any property.
Heavy stubborn slabs of concrete were simply laying on top of the ground .
We used sledge hammers and our technique to get them broken down to size.
Concrete Removal by Bobcat Skid-steer
Have too much concrete, relatively level ground and 36 inches of access to your project?
Our small Bobcat loaders fit through a 36″ gate as long as there no other obstructions.
In cases like these our specialty skid steers can get in and retrieve concrete with a specialty grapple bucket effectively loading safely and efficiently.
Pros and Cons of loading by machine
- Fast, a competent operator can move dirt without tiring.
- Safe, given a competent operator.
- Can save you $$$
- Our narrow 36″ machines means we can get through many side gates.
- Not easy on shrubbery or landscaping
- Weighs 3,000 lbs but with a very small footprint so it’s hard on soft surfaces
- Can’t climb stairs.
- NOT friendly on landscape