ABSTRACT

Soundless Chemical Demolition Agents (SCDAs) work effectively in environmentally sensitive conditions as an alternative to traditional demolition methods. Presently, SCDAs are used to demolish concrete and natural rock. However, some projects may require the removal of unit masonry. Research has provided guidelines for the hole diameter, spacing, depth, edge distance, water content, and ambient temperature to be used for demolition of concrete and rock, but no industry recommendations exist on how to use SCDAs for masonry demolition.