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Breakers & Demolition Hammers
    Before you can construct something new, you often must demolish the old, especially when it comes to concrete. You can rent a breaker powered by electricity, air, gasoline or hydraulics. The type of breaker you should rent depends upon factors such as the size of your project, where you will do the work and what other resources you have available.

    Considerations when renting a breaker

    You should consider many factors when deciding which breaker to rent. Your local, ARA-affiliated rental professional can help you make a good rental decision.

    Benefits of breakers

    Rented breakers allow you to break up old concrete and asphalt for removal. They can break apart concrete driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, footings, foundations, walls and other concrete or blacktopped surfaces. Renters of breakers include anyone from concrete contractors hired to redo a parking lot or roadway to a do-it-yourself (DIY) homeowner, who wants to remove an old sidewalk or driveway. If you have a concrete demolition project to do, a rented breaker might be right for you because it:

    Best practices

    You likely will not find it difficult to operate a rented breaker once you obtain some experience with it. Here are some tips to help you use your rented breaker safely and correctly. Your local, ARA-affiliated rental store can provide you complete instructions for using your rented breaker. Contact your local, ARA-affiliated, rental store for information on available rental products and services to meet your demolition breaker and hammer needs. To locate the rental store nearest you, use the Rental Store Quick Locator above. Related articles: Rent a Concrete Saw Use an Asphalt Paver for Your Paving Project Top 4 Tools Every Homeowner Should Rent