Concrete core drilling is a vital part of the construction process. It’s a process that involves drilling round holes into concrete structures, floors, and walls. When professional workers need a little extra help, sometimes extra help may be necessary to help complete a project. But before you invest in drilling services, you should get a better idea of what it is. Here is everything you need to know about concrete core drilling.
The Uses for Concrete Core Drilling
The primary reason people use core drilling is that they need to make holes for manholes, pipes, phone lines, among other openings. This is to allow utilities to easily pass through the concrete structure. Also, since diamond drills are used, the job will be dust-free.
It’s Easier to Break Apart Concrete
Sometimes, it can be difficult to get to utilities that are buried beneath the concrete. When this happens, people often turn to ground penetrating radar (GPR) to get the job done. GPR is used to locate potential hazards that are beneath the surface. That way, workers can take the necessary precautions to ensure everyone’s safety before they begin drilling.
The drills that are used during concrete core drilling are made with diamond tips that allow the drills to penetrate concrete more easily than if workers used other materials.
Core Drilling Let You Make More Precise Cuts
Regular drills are more prone to mistakes, and while core drilling isn’t a perfect method, they overall make cleaner cuts than the standard drills. This is largely in part because core drills follow along the edges of the hole.
Planning Needs to be Done Before Core Drilling to Maximize Safety
Sometimes, drilling will take place in dangerous areas, such as around chemical lines, or they could be in an environment with a lot of flammable materials. That’s why a lot of planning has to be done ahead of time to ensure that the working conditions are safe. So if you need concrete drilling done in a hazardous area, you’ll need to take precautions to protect the people working on the site.
Concrete Visions Will Get The Job Done Right
Concrete Visions has been working with clients for over 25 years. Our G&M Services installers are certified with the industry’s major firestop product manufacturers. As part of our firestop service, we can assess abnormal field conditions and, with the manufacturer’s technical support assistance, provide engineering judgments in a timely fashion to comply with contract specifications. Our Field Mechanics undergo ongoing training, including mandatory monthly safety meetings, weekly Toolbox Talks where safety and equipment information is shred, and trainings on safe work standards and safety best practices.