Is there a moment in your life that you wanted to make your house more beautiful?  When concrete houses are being renovated, some concrete must be removed from some parts.  In order to make the best out of it, concrete may sometimes need to be replaced thus, making it necessary to break up. 

Dry concrete is not easy to remove. It may take a lot of force and a useful tool for you to break it. Since it is made to be a foundation, it is strong and cannot be broken easily. For this article, we will be discussing about tools that can help you to remove concrete.

There are many ways on how to remove concrete. That is because there are many tools that can be used to break up concrete. In particular, there are three tools that are known for breaking up concrete. You can rent it in stores or buy your own.

Rotary hammer

Rotary hammer is also known as a handheld jackhammer it is not a hammer drill.  In using this, the D-handle tool is the one that you need. Its bits that are used to effectively break up the concrete in smaller pieces is called irons. It turns a block of concrete into smaller amounts of concrete and knock over-pour surfaces. Rotary hammers are great for taking down concrete masonry units but need to be block by block. In some cases, a rotary hammer is also used for removing tile.

Digging bar

Digging bar is just a human-powered jackhammer. It is a blister-making tool. It can remove concrete or soft stone. It doesn’t just limit to that though, because it can also remove roots. Though this may come handy to use, digging hammer can create a fault line in concrete. That can actually be both a good thing and a bad thing. Since digging hammer can create fault lines in concrete, it is used as digging equipment. Though if it results in more damage than what is supposed to be removed, then it began to be a bad note. 


Sledgehammer is mostly used in basement slabs in old houses if it were intended to make a drain. Though is really advised that this tool should never be used indoors. 

Expanding grout

If you prefer to not exert too much effort on the force, there is a chemical that helps to break concrete. Expanding grout basically just a helping agent for you to remove concrete in a much easier way. You may still need a jackhammer, of course, but just at least to effort for putting force is reduced. Just mix the mixture with water, pour it in the concrete that is intended to be removed, and wait for a few moments before starting to break up the concrete. With the expansion power of this chemical, the concrete breaks up more easily and on its own.

Definitely, there are many ways on how to break up concrete. You may just need money to be able to do it. If all of this is too much for you to handle, calling an expert to do it for you is a nice choice too.