February 11th , 2020 Northern Ohio Chapter Meeting and Social Outing

Topic: “Removal of Joint Sealants and Coating using High Pressure Water”

Presenter: Mike Alloway  and Thomas McCann – Rampart Hydro Systems

Where: TopGolf Cleveland, Chairman’s Suite, 5820 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, OH 44131

The Meeting will feature a Happy Hour, presentation, and two hours of Golf, Food and Drinks!



This presentation will provide information on the use of hydrodemolition for concrete removal and surface preparation; removal of coatings and sealants, the benefits and limitations of using hydrodemolition; and an understanding of other aspects to be addressed when incorporating hydrodemolition into a repair project. The presentation provides a description of the equipment, applications, safety procedures, methods of water collection and treatment, and cleanup of the concrete debris.  The following topics will be covered:

  • Concrete Removal Methods
  • Hydrodemolition Equipment
  • What Affects Removal Rate & Quality 
  • Debris Removal
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment
  • Hydrodemolition Projects
  • Membrane and Caulk Removal Equipment
  • Additional Applications

About the Speaker

Mike Alloway is a current board member of the Delaware Valley Chapter of ICRI, providing surface preparation using hydro demolition for over 26 years.  Mike is also active in the Waterproofers Organization covering North and South Carolina.  As the owner of Technical Services Mid Atlantic from 1992 to 2018, in July of this year, Rampart Hydro Services purchased Technical Services and Mike is now responsible for Business Development at Rampart.  Mike also has over 20 years in the marine services and construction industry.  Mike served in the U.S. Navy and is a graduate of Widener College with a BS in Business Management.

Tom McCann has been Senior Estimator with Rampart Hydro Services for over seven years.  He is responsible for all aspects of bid preparation, sales, and ICRI/ACI hydrodemolition presentations.  He is a member of ICRI; has OSHA-10 certification; and a BSME degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

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April 14th Northern Ohio Chapter Meeting

“Cleveland Facade Ordinance Roundtable”

Presenter: “Amiee Pergalski of the Euclid Chemical Company will lead a roundtable of representatives from the City, Building Owners, Contractors and Consultants on a discussion of the State of Facades in the City of Cleveland”

Where: TBA

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