Corbreak is a unique system to aid the trimming down of piles. During the construction of piled foundations, it is generally necessary to reduce the height of the piles and expose the reinforcement within them. The removal of concrete required to do this has been traditionally carried out using hand held tools which subject the users to a number of health and safety related issues e.g. noise and vibration. 


  • Manufactured from a lightweight Filcor
  • No chemicals required during the installation or removal process
  • Reduces the breaking out time when compared to traditional methods
  • Removal can be carried out quietly, without the need for hand held tools
  • Avoids the risk of cracking the pile when using heavy hydraulic breakers

Corbreak units are a fast, quiet and economic solution to the problems associated with the trimming down of piles. Manufactured from Filcor (Expanded Polystyrene), the product is fixed into the pile reinforcement cage prior to placing the cage into the borehole. After casting of the pile and exposure of the top of the pile shaft, the Corbreak unit allows the top of the pile to be cracked and lifted off thereby reducing the height of the pile to the required level.


For aiding the trimming down of concrete piles to the required height / level and to allow the exposure of reinforcement.


Each Corbreak unit is manufactured to the specific project requirements based upon the pile diameter, positioning of reinforcement bars and required thickness.


Data Sheets

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Corbreak Data Sheet 10/2019 2 360.6 KB

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MSDS Data Sheets

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Expanded Polystyrene MSDS 06/2017 5 137.3 KB


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Construction Solutions 01/2020 2 6.6 MB

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