Precision Controlled Rock Blasting & Excavation
When properly done, all blasting within the explosives industry is precision. The days of digging holes under stumps and pouring homemade explosives in until you think you have enough to blow it to pieces has come to an end. How do you use explosives as a safe tool in densely packed urban areas?
Explosives are a form of energy just like gasoline and electricity. Automotive engineers design motors to use small amounts of energy in impulses to develop useable amounts of torque. Electrical engineers design power plants to generate huge amounts of energy, but our electrical appliances use only what is required to operate them. Energy comes in a variety of forms that we all use every day of our lives without even giving it any thought. This available energy we consume every day is harnessed in precisely controlled amounts that are safe and reliable when used correctly.
What if we apply this principle to explosives, and use it to break rock in construction areas? How is this done? You drill small holes into the rock on a pattern that allows each hole to remove a very small amount of rock. You calculate and use only the amount of explosive in each of those small holes necessary to break the rock just around each hole. You detonate each hole in a sequence that allows only a fraction of the total amount of explosive used to fire at any one time. You control the firing sequence of each hole in such a way that each hole that is firing, is moving the rock towards a hole that has already been fired.
It works much like the domino principle. You can take 50 pounds of dominos in a box and drop the whole thing onto the top of a card table all at once. Or you can line up 50 pounds of dominos on the same table in such a way that all the dominos will fall in a controlled sequence. In both examples, 50 pounds of dominos fell on the table. The difference is, one example transferred all the energy of the falling dominos onto the table at once. The other example transferred the energy of the falling dominos to the table in a controlled sequence and over a longer period of time.
This is a very brief description of how precision controlled blasting is performed. Lots of small holes with small amounts of explosive moving small amounts of rock in a precise sequence that never allows more than a fraction of the total available energy to be released at any one time. We use this principle to chemically fragment rock in urban or congested construction areas, safely, reliably and economically.
Using a combination of precision controlled rock blasting techniques, precision drilling and blast design, Dykon Blasting Corp. is able to offer blasting services in areas of construction where rock is encountered in urban areas or near privately owned businesses or utility service lines.
Mechanical breakage is very expensive and moreover, incredibly time consuming. Often times, our tax dollars are at stake because our infrastructure development is where most of the utility rock excavation is encountered. Most often, blasting is a far cheaper means of rock excavation than ripping and mechanical breaking. Tax dollars that are collected from the public are optimized and can be used for further development of much needed utility and road construction.
We have assembled a few of our most recent precision controlled rock blasting projects for you to review. The links to these various projects can be found below. Also, please see our “Year In Review” videos section for even more footage of drilling and blasting. We at Dykon Blasting Corp. appreciate your interest in our work and we invite you to take a look at these extraordinary projects. Remember always that safety comes first in everything that you do. Good luck on your project and thank you for considering Dykon Blasting Corp!