In this modern age, many domains are improved with the help of new technologies. However, in the realm of construction, there is still heavy dependence on concrete. There’s no substitute for the sturdiness that comes from concrete walls. That said, there is sometimes the need to change ceilings, walls, and slabs. This is when concrete cutting comes into play. There are many different types of concrete cutting that can be used, depending on the situation.
Slab Concrete Cutting
This kind of concrete cutting is usually used for the purpose of cutting trenches into rehabilitation projects It assists with establishing sewer, water, and power lines in live-work areas. With the help of slab sawing, pathways are formed for electricians and plumbers so that they can complete their jobs more effectively. It’s more efficient than other options such as the use of a jackhammer.
Wall Concrete Cutting
Wall sawing is needed for property owners and contractors alike, and the reasons are similar to the ones needed for slab sawing. Such reasons include having to alter walls into doors and windows so that HVAC lines and power lines can be installed into a building.
Wall sawing is especially tricky. It’s a specialized field of work that requires immense precision and experience to execute correctly. This work should always be done with the help of a professional.
Sometimes, it’s not enough to simply break concrete down. There may be times when you have to remove concrete entirely, and it can be a serious hassle to do with normal demolition techniques. With the help of diamond-edged wire, you can break down large items into smaller pieces.
Wire sawing also makes use of precision cutting, cutting through objects that go deeper than the saw blades themselves. Wire sawing works similarly to band sawing. Rather than using saw teeth to make the cuts, they are done with abrasion instead. Then, workers generally use water as the lubricant of choice. It’s an overall cost-effective method for dealing with large cuts.
Handheld sawing is a concrete cutting method that is often used for cutting through materials like cinder blocks. Handheld concrete saws often go as deep as 6 inches, and they are perfect for making small openings and for smoothing out rough edges.
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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.