No more back-breaking work.
Dexpan is ideally suited to projects where the surrounding environment is sensitive to vibrations or where there is risk damage from flying debris. Combined with our techniques, Dexpan is a safe and easy alternative that reduces injuries and WCB claims, as well as worker absenteeism.
No more blasting or dangerous explosives!
Dexpan is a safe, silent and non-explosive solution that is ideal for sensitive areas where blasting is not possible. Applying for a blasting permit can take weeks, and at the end of the process, a permit isn't even guaranteed. With Dexpan, the need for a blasting permit is eliminated; delays in starting your project are avoided — saving you time and money, from hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
Other advantages of using Dexpan:
Dexpan Canada is now certified to use Nxburst. A non-explosive gas charge that quickly and quietly breaks unwanted rock. Boulders to cliff faces, Dexpan Canada is your quick and quiet rock and concrete breaking and removal solution.
Dexpan is a clay-based powder that, when mixed with water, expands and creates enough pressure to break rock and concrete in a matter of hours. The resulting rock or concrete chunks are small enough to be easily hauled away. Dexpan is excellent for mass concrete removal, boulders, bedrock and granite rock. Dexpan provides a safe alternative solution in projects involving concrete repair or demolition, and in rock blasting and removal.
Simply drill your holes, mix Dexpan with water, pour it into the holes, wait 6-24 hrs and voilà! The rock or concrete will be all broken up and ready to be removed, or used as decorative elements in the landscape.
Dexpan's ease of use and cost-savings benefits makes it the method of choice for different industries, from do-it-yourself home owners to landscapers, road builders, general contractors and mining operations. Dexpan even works under water.
Dexpan can be used in industries such as:
The type of Dexpan you choose will depend on the ambient (surrounding) temperature:
We sell them in small boxes of 11 lb. for test trials, in regular boxes (44 lb.) or in pallets of 50 boxes (2,200 lb.) for large quantities.
To determine how much Dexpan you'll need, check out our Calculator page.
Remote locations are our specialty! We have warehouse locations across Canada that we direct ship from, and we also have dealers who have supply in stock. Call us toll free anywhere in North America at 1-866-625-0082, in the Vancouver Lower Mainland at 604-690-0100, or email us to find out more.
In July we received a job for breaking and removing rock from a West Vancouver resident named Collin. He wanted to break down a large portion of rock so he could start the major renovation of his recently purchased property.
Brian van Emerick and his crew were building a parking lot beside the Ruskin dam. They were clearing and leveling the ground when they ran into a large rock. Brian rented an excavator with a large 6500ft/lbs breaker. It was going well until they hit a hard part of the rock.
Due to a city-wide strike in Sechelt on Vancouver Island, JDS Properties couldn't get the blasting permits they needed to develop their 60-unit building project. Little did they know at the time that it would be a blessing in disguise.
Time is money, and when you've got money borrowed from the bank to develop a project, the last thing you want is to have your project stalled while applying for a blasting permit. Thanks to Dexpan, being able to develop their units right away saved them time and money, and reduced their costs by 50% from not having to buy explosives.