Dam Removal, Demolition, Modifications, and Restoration

Our extensive experience on projects such as upgrading miter gates, modifications, log flume cuts, stress relief cuts, bridge column shafts, fish bypass systems, seismic upgrades and hammering dam faces has made us the industry’s preferred cutting and hammering contractor.

Our projects have involved seismic upgrade requirements including the construction of a new back-up dam in the event that the original dam ever failed. The professional Bluegrass team has worked on dam upgrades that involved the construction of a combined roller-compacted concrete (RCC) mid-section and rockfill berms and back filling in the toe of the dam to depths of 60 feet.

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Our Unique Advantage

  • No Middle Man – in-house R&D lowers your costs
  • Attention to Detail – exact cuts and fully prepped equipment
  • Raw Resources – 100,000+ feet of diamond wire and 60+ saws
  • Specialized Saws – plunge, underwater, land, and custom saws
  • Pioneer Experience – we started diamond wire demolition


A History Built on Innovation and Future Built on Experience.

In 1979 Bluegrass became the first demolition company to use diamond wire saws for controlled demolition. Since then, our saws have been used in all major industries to cut an array of materials and objects, but primarily concrete and metal structures. Cutting through anything from steel encased concrete and concrete retaining walls, to heavily reinforced rebar, Bluegrass saws and operators earned a reputation for consistently delivering a reliable and cost effective solution.

This originally land base sawing technique would eventually see depths of 5000+ feet when we introduced our patented underwater diamond wire saw in the early 21st century. To date there has not been a job we cannot do.

Our experts are ready to provide fast and accurate quotes for your project.

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