With our staff of experienced and military-trained blasters, led by a former US Navy Explosives Ordnance Disposal technician, Texas Explosives & Blasting Services offers blasting services for various customers.
This can be blasting trees or tree stumps for agricultural purposes, blasting rocks that are otherwise unable to be removed, or a nuisance beaver dam. We can also assist in R&D for Oil & Gas and Defense companies. Or we you can bring us out just for the fun of blowing things up.
We do not offer any technical blasting, such as demolishing buildings in confined areas.There are many safety, technical and legal variables when it comes to being able to utilize explosives for a specific situation and location, so there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Though explosives are a valuable tool, and are not inherently dangerous; they must at all times be treated with respect, caution, and an obsessive focus on safety. These factors often limit the situations where explosives are an appropriate solution.
Our base fee within 50 miles from our shop is $800. Additional miles traveled beyond 50, are $1.16 per mile (GSA rate for both ways). If the distance is over 150 miles, or is a multi-day event; an additional per-day fee based on the GSA per diem for the area will be charged. If accommodation and/or food is provided, the per diem will be reduced by half. Any additional days will be an additional $500/day.
Detonator* (1-5 Total) $41.23/ea
Detonator* (5-15 Total) $36.54/ea
Detonator* (15+ Total) $31.32/ea
Det-Cord under 500ft Total $2.00ft
Det-Cord over 500ft Total $1.75ft
Pound of High-Explosives**(under 50lbs total) $47.54/ea
Pound of High-Explosives**(50 to 100lbs) $40.54/ea
Pound of High-Explosives**(over 100lbs) $35.32/ea
* Our standard detonators are electrically initiated. Other initiation options such as nonel/shock-tube and fuse detonators are available if circumstances require them.
** Due to DOT Hazmat requirements on explosive materials, we use binary, liquid explosives, which combined with detonation cord detonate at approximately 21,000 fps. Our Dynamite equivalent Red-D-Prime detonates at approximately 18,500 fps, TNT at approximately 23,000fps, and C4 at approximately 26,500 fps. If you would like to use explosives such as dynamite, TNT, or C4, they are an option; but the cost is significantly higher, and the transportation fees are very expensive.