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What is Concrete Cutting?

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We always talk about scanning before you cut, but what exactly is concrete cutting?

The use of advanced concrete cutting equipment means that any concrete cutting job will be completely and with the utmost efficiency. Concrete cutting is a number of services and procedures through which concrete is manipulated into sizes and shapes to better suit numerous applications or even demolition. Depending on the situation. Below are some of the most common concrete cutting services available.

Slab Sawing

Also known as flat sawing, slab sawing evens out any number of concrete surfaces. It does this by removing the topmost existing layer of possibly rough and uneven concrete and leaving a smooth and level top layer behind. Track precision saws can remove various thicknesses of concrete, ranging from less than a foot to several feet, depending on the nature of the saw used. This concrete cutting technique is used for a number of applications. These include repairing runways, repaving parking lots, and preparing plumbing trenches.

Wall Sawing

It actually requires intense skill and great precision to cut cleanly through vertical and horizontal concrete slabs. Wall sawing can be helpful when it comes to building new bay doors, window openings, ventilation, and other openings.

Wire Sawing

This option is utilized when logistical or physical constraints make traditional saw cutting impossible. These can include issues such as a material being too large or thick or tough to cut through with saw blades. Space and time limitations can also prevent saw cutting from being feasible. Wire sawing can be utilized to great effect in small spaces and provides a cost effective alternative.  

The Benefits of Concrete Cutting   

Concrete cutting offers numerous benefits. Traditional demolition is loud and invasive, while concrete cutting offers a less intrusive and noisy alternative. Concrete dust is also a known health hazard, so having a professional handle concrete cutting in the correct manner is incredibly important, not only for your home but for your health.

Choose Concrete Visions for Your Concrete Cutting Needs

Concrete Visions has over 12 years of experience and expertise in concrete scanning and we know how to detect any problems lurking beneath the surface. We use ground penetrating radar accurately and expertly and are familiar in many other methods that can be used when appropriate like concrete x-ray and electromagnetic conductivity. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, give us a call at (410) 766-2210 or visit us online. For more articles and tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

This entry was posted on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 9:45 am. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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