All You Need to Know About Concrete Cutting Services


Concrete has been around for a while, and it’s going to be around a lot more because of the reliability of the material in building things like roads, bridges and other structures that we so love and depend on. But there’s a lot more that goes into creating these structures than just moulding concrete, and that’s one of the things we’re going to look into today. We’re investigating the topic of concrete cutting; the various ways we cut concrete and which is best depending on the situation.



WALL SAWING:

This method employs a round table fixed on a track-mounted tool. The track is there to allow the tools go up the wall, making it possible to cut ceilings. It’s mostly used for creating wall and doorway openings, tunnel and dam work and for ventilation purposes, like cutting out windows or HVAC openings. It can be used to penetrate surfaces up to 93cm thick.

 CONCRETE SLAB SAWING:

While wall sawing is generally performed on vertical surfaces, or sometimes horizontal surfaces, concrete slab sawing is usually performed on horizontal surfaces. Most of the principles used in wall sawing apply here too. Slab sawing may be required to cut an opening for a staircase or remove damaged concrete, or to create expansion joints in pavement or bridge deck joints in bigger projects.

HAND SAWING:

Although efficient for creating small openings and shaving off some excess material, you don’t want to go at a bridge with this. Hand held saws generally cut through concrete at a depth of about 6 inches and are used for projects where time and space is limited. But, for a good price, you can get more portable and powerful hand saws that cut through tough materials. It is the most versatile from of concrete cutting solution.

CHAINSAW SAWING:

They make concrete cutting a lot easier, and run on gas or electricity. Careful consideration of  the environment(how breathable the air is) should be done to avoid problems breathing.

WIRE SAWING:

Finally, wire cutting. This method is used when all other cutting methods fail and is used for larger concrete cutting projects. It consists of diamond-edged multi-strand cables that are aligned in a pulley attached to a hydraulic powered wheel. So, wire cutting is only achieved when there is a steady supply of water nearby.



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