Concrete sawing is the process of cutting, drilling, and removing concrete, asphalt, and masonry. Construction companies that repair, remodel, and develop buildings find concrete saws vital. A concrete sawing project includes making a new pathway for your garage by removing the old slab and many other examples. Here are a few more basics that you should know about concrete sawing.
The Equipment Used for Concrete Sawing
The equipment our field mechanics use for this application is concrete saws. These electric or hydraulic-powered machines with diamond-coated blades effectively cut through concrete and other building materials. Like a tiller (used for breaking hard ground in large-scale projects), these saws are handheld, or mechanics can walk behind them.
Various Types of Concrete Saws
- Floor: Used for cutting horizontal, flat surfaces such as concrete floors
- Track: Creates openings in floors, walls, and other structures in tight spaces
- Wire: Used for complex, large-scale projects where track saws don’t meet the project’s requirements
- Ring & Chain: Compact and handheld saws used in limited access areas
- Deep: Typically used in pavement repair or removal projects
Two Main Concrete Sawing Methods
- Wet: Water controls the diamond blade’s temperature to prevent overheating. Water also minimizes dust production, ensuring the precision of cuts.
- Dry: A diamond blade with a toothed rim design keeps the abrasive blade cool and less susceptible to dust buildup. Diamond sawing experts make a series of cuts to achieve the desired cutting depth instead of utilizing a single cut. This method prevents the saw from overheating.
Why it Matters to Hire a Professional
Concrete sawing is by no means a DIY project. When someone untrained carries out a diamond sawing project, low-quality results can happen. In addition, a novice can damage an entire structure. Even worse, an accident can occur because of unsafe practices. As we always say, safety isn’t a goal but a requirement. It would be best if you never jeopardized accuracy or safety.
Concrete Visions’ skilled technicians can perform concrete sawing most accurately and safely. You can trust that our team knows the correct saw to use and will deliver optimal performance for each project. Allow us to bring your “concrete visions” to life today by giving us a call.
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 training on safe work standards and safety best practices.