When it comes to concrete cutting, precision is all too important. There are many ways to enhance the precision of your cutting. Here are some of the must-know tips for cutting concrete with optimal precision.
Choosing The Right Equipment for Your Concrete Cutting
Having the proper equipment is key when it comes to precisely cutting concrete. Every single task you’ll encounter with concrete will typically require the utmost precision when cutting the unique and durable material. The reality is, cutting concrete becomes incredibly important for any construction project, which is why doing so with optimal precision becomes increasingly important.
Concrete Cutting Requires Proper Upkeep Of Blades
The blade is one the most important components of a saw — the main tool used to cut concrete. Blades must be kept clean and properly maintained to ensure they are sharp whenever they are being used. The sharpness of the blade provides the natural ability for users to precisely cut concrete when that job is called for — without much heavy lifting. However, dull blades can lead to imprecision in cutting, which can ultimately be hazardous for users and project managers.
It’s All About The Timing
When the equipment is all prepared for action, ensuring the timing is correct and perfect allows for a precise concrete cut. There is an optimal time for people to cut concrete. This perfect time will usually occur during the curing process. During this time, the concrete is in the process of setting. The best time to cut it is while it is in a goldilocks stage of sorts — meaning when the concrete is not fully wet but also has not fully set yet. Dry concrete can easily fracture, while wet concrete is simply too difficult to cut accurately. Therefore, waiting for this optimal timeframe can enhance the precision of your cutting mission.
Ensuring your cutting is as precise as possible will always be important for any job site. Boosting your chances of ensuring a precise cut when cutting concrete is easier than you may think with these easy steps.
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.