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Excavating rock in sensitive areas; tunnelling, trenching, shaft sinking, general rock excavation, underwater excavation, and concrete demolition

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Powerful and Responsible: The Cardox System’s Safe Approach to Rock and Concrete Breaking

The Cardox System is widely employed for safely and effectively breaking rock and concrete without causing any negative impacts. The CO2-powered Cardox instantly generates a formidable heaving force, effectively cracking and fracturing rock or concrete. It is ideal for rock excavation in sensitive environments such as tunnelling, trenching, shaft sinking, general rock excavation, underwater excavation, and concrete demolition.

Cardox: The Intelligent Non-Explosive Solution for Challenging Situations

Excavation of 10,000m³ of hard granite was required in a busy New Hampshire, U.S.A town.

Explosives were prohibited due to:

Fear of nitrates penetrating underground springs and walls

Shock waves and vibration affecting surrounding houses, shops & roads

High noise/dust levels

Hydraulic rock breakers were not considered due to:

The considerable duration to break the granite

Exorbitant costs involved

Increased and continuous noise

The Cardox System successfully broke rock and concrete with complete safety and no adverse effects.

  • No explosives are required

  • Fast and effective

  • There is no contamination of the area

  • No additional permits are required

  • Safer and more cost-effective than traditional methods

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