Concrete cutting is a job that requires workers to be precise, well-trained, and fitted with the proper equipment. Because it is such a complex job, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. There are all sorts of approaches to concrete cutting, but not everyone approaches the job safely. It’s easy to make mistakes if you don’t follow the right steps, and making enough mistakes can cause serious damage to workers and the worksite. To keep concrete cutting as safe as possible, here are some procedures you should follow.
Flush Concrete Cutting
Whenever you have to cut straight lines on concrete floors, you’ll want to go with flush cutting. Flush cutting saws can give you the precise cuts that you need, regardless of depth. This makes it an ideal option for cutting through regular or reinforced concrete. You can also use this method to cut bricks and stones.
Hand and Ring Sawing
Hand saws and ring saws are other tools that can be used in the concrete cutting process. They do very well, especially when they are used by professionals who are highly skilled at using them. They are great for any time that you need precise cuts done without much concern about the depth.
They are preferred for wall sawing, doorways, and footpaths, among other things, and they are among the most effective tools you can use. These saws make use of a water and dust system, which is designed to keep debris from getting spread throughout the worksite. This is helpful because it minimizes the number of disruptions workers face while they are on the job.
Diamond Saw Concrete Cutting
Diamond concrete cutting saws come in two varieties: the dry cutting option and the wet cutting option. Dry cutting is the better choice when performing multiple cuts in the same area to raise depth. On the other hand, wet cutting is an option that can be used over and over because of how it uses water to keep dust from dispersing and to keep the saw from getting too hot.
Both of these options are usually utilized during larger-scale projects because of how smooth and precise the cuts can be.
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.