Benefits

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:

  • Excellent depth control of breakage
  • Works silently and safely
  • Safe & easy to use
  • No special training required
  • Ideal for sensitive areas
  • Silent with no dust or flying debris
  • Efficient & cost-effective solution
  • Use as retaining walls and decorative elements vs. transporting the rock offsite.
  • Features

    • 18,000 PSI
    • Full effect takes place within 6-24 hrs (sometimes as little as 2 hrs!)
    • Works in temperatures as low as -5°C, and as high as 40°C
    • No fumes or chemical residues
    • Easily washes away with water
    • Environmentally friendly

    NEW!

    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.



    WHAT IS DEXPAN?

    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.



    HOW DOES DEXPAN WORK?

    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.

    Drill Mix Pour



    Where can Dexpan be Used?

    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:


    1) Renovation

    Residential uses

  • Residential development
  • Foundation repair or removal
  • Trenching for utilities
  • Driveway preparation
  • Landscaping
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Roadways
  • Bridges & piers
  • Beach or lakefront properties
  • Heritage buildings


  • 2) Demolition

    Demolition

  • Mass concrete removal
  • Concrete wall openings
  • Concrete slab removal
  • Footing removal
  • Bridge deck & abutment removal
  • Reinforced concrete (ex. bank vaults)
  • Malls
  • Hotels
  • Schools
  • Heritage buildings
  • Contaminated sites


  • 3) Mining

    Mining

  • Underground work
  • Tunneling
  • Exploration
  • Sensitive areas
  • Contaminated sites
  • Maintenance
  • Open-pit mining
  • Surface mining





  • 3 Types of Dexpan

    The type of Dexpan you choose will depend on the ambient (surrounding) temperature:

    • Type 1Warm: 25°C to 40°C (77°F to 104 °F)
    • Type 2Cool: 10°C to 25°C (50°F to 77°F)
    • Type 3Cold: -5°C to 10°C (23°F to 50°F)

    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.



    SHIPPING

    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.



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    Projects

    Wayne in Ontario.

    December 05, 2014

    Here's a good story from Wayne, a customer out in Ontario who needed to clear some rocks from where he wanted to dock his boat.

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    West Van Rock Breaking.

    December 01, 2014

     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.

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    Ruskin Dam

    August 14, 2014


    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.

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    60-unit Housing Development

    August 27, 2013

    Sechelt video

    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.

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