Every construction project, big or small requires some sort of core drilling or concrete cutting. It may seem straight forward and basic, but realistically speaking, there are a lot of factors that need to be paid attention to for safe concrete cutting. Concrete cuttings requires sharp and concise tools and experienced operators who are aware of the potential occupational hazards so that they can take on a proactive approach to this. There are various mechanisms you can employ to cut concrete, let us take a closer look at some of them.
Diamond saws are particularly fast and cut more precisely than other cutting tools. They are quieter and certainly generate less vibration when compared with other cutting tools. As a result, they are less likely to damage parts of the surrounding area or concrete.
Concrete Wall Sawing
This method covers using a round blade that is fixed on a track-mounted tool. This track makes it possible for the tools to go up on walls, making it possible to also cut ceilings too. This technique is generally used to cut walls that are thicker than 40 cm.
Wire sawing is used when all cutting methods fail. It is used for larger concrete cutting project. These saws consist of a multi-strand cable that have small diamond segments that are aligned in an arrangement of pulleys that are attached to a hydraulic powered wheel. The wire spins around and cuts the material when the wheels are pulled.
The flat drilling process is commonly used for separating flat surfaces such as floors, pavements and the likes. It’s often considered a type of slab sawing. In this method you keep the tools you need to use in a cart so that they can be pushed from the back. Flat drilling can help you reach broken pipes or even wiring under a concrete floor.
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