Removing a concrete curb is not an easy task. Concrete is hard and is meant to last a long time. When it comes time to remove concrete, large machinery is often used. To remove a relatively small section of concrete curb, use manual tools to save the expense of heavy machinery. With a little time and a lot of hard work, you can break and remove a concrete curb and maybe even build a little muscle.
Things You'll Need
- Safety equipment (steel toe boots, eye protection, gloves)
- Sledge hammer
- Wheel barrow
- Pry bar
- Hacksaw (optional)
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Put on safety equipment
Strike the concrete curb starting at an edge with the sledge hammer to attempt to form a crack.
Insert the pry bar into the crack and apply force to it in order to break off small sections of concrete or to increase the size and depth of the crack.
Place any pieces you break off into a wheel barrow to be removed from the site.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the curb is removed.