What are the different concrete cutting techniques available? How do you choose the right one for your project? Let’s take a look at this is more detail below.
Today’s highly advanced concrete cutting equipment is credited with a variety of benefits.
This includes precise cutting, limited access cutting, reduced downtime, the ability to cut through the hardest of reinforced concrete surfaces all while maintaining structural integrity.
Even with the above benefits in mind, it is important that you address a few questions to get the most out of this advanced technology when cutting concrete.
Answering these questions will not only make it easier for you to reap the above benefits but will also result in a smoother and more efficient project.
This is one of the most commonly used techniques when it comes to cutting through the hardest concrete surfaces.
Diamond sawing is mainly used to make the most accurate cuts in all sorts of concrete surfaces, including walls, slabs and floors.
Since diamond sawing is known for being fairly quiet, it is the preferred option when it comes to concrete cutting projects conducted indoors; regardless of whether it is a residential or commercial space.
If your project involves cutting through a flat concrete surface such as floors, paths, loading docks, slabs or even roads, consider using the flat sawing technique.
Flat sawing, which is also referred to as slab sawing, involves the use of a slab or floor cutting attachment.
To avoid cutting through any utilities buried under the concrete, flat sawing techniques call for the making cuts up and down the surface in question.
This technique not only prevents unnecessary damage by preventing the accidental severing of buried utilities but also enhances the safety of both workers and anyone else within the vicinity of the project.
If you need to cut through vertical walls to create an opening for a new vent, window or doorway, this is the best technique to use.
Wall cutting, also referred to as track sawing, requires the use of a highly effective wall attachment that is designed to increase the effectiveness and accuracy of using a circular concrete saw in making vertical and horizontal cuts along walls, around corners and into the ceiling where necessary.
This concrete cutting technique is usually used in applications where all the other techniques are not viable.
Originally applied in stone cutting operations in quarries, wire sawing involves the use of a multi-strand cable with diamond attachments to cut through huge sections of concrete blocks.
The cable is guided through the concrete section to be cut using a system of pulleys.
Wire sawing techniques are mostly applied in situations where the concrete sections to be cut are huge, like sections of a bridge, piers or towers, in which other techniques are ineffective.
Core drilling techniques are best suited to projects that require the drilling of tubular sections in concrete surfaces.
This means that if you are looking to drill a hole through concrete for routing plumbing, cables, HVAC vents or for the installation of anchoring bolts, core drilling is the most suitable technique to use.
The drill bit used is made up of a steel tube with laser welded or brazed diamond segments attached to an air, electric or hydraulic powered core drilling unit.
As you can clearly see from the above, different projects require different concrete cutting techniques.
After defining the requirements of your specific concrete cutting project, you can move on to identifying the most suitable technique based on the above information.
If you are looking for a specialist concrete cutting company who uses only the best practices to get the job done right, then please call us at Megasaw on 1300 920 419 or contact us through our website.