Concrete core drilling is a construction service that utilizes a large drill to remove a cylinder of material or a core. After scanning the concrete with ground-penetrating radar, core drilling may be implemented wherever it is safe to do so. Concrete core drilling is a service that requires highly-skilled professionals who are well-versed in working with concrete and the safety precautions that come with it. If you’re interested in knowing the basics of this type of drilling, here’s what you should know before starting your drilling project.
Some smaller drilling projects require hand-held drills that can drill holes up to three inches in diameter. For larger drilling jobs, you will want a drill stand or rig-mounted drill. Larger projects that require more powerful drills should be handled by a professional. Working with concrete can be very dangerous; don’t put yourself in any unnecessary danger. Contact a professional concrete scanning and drilling service to help you.
There are three power options for core drills: electric, hydraulic, and air. The location of your project is what will determine what kind of power option you will need. Some drills also come equipped with features that allow you to choose the speed at which your drill operates. This will help with the hole size as well as the hardness of your particular concrete.
It is very important that you understand the material that you are working with before choosing a diamond core bit. A good rule of thumb is to use a softer diamond drill bit when drilling harder concrete and a harder diamond bit when drilling softer concrete.
Most concrete core drill bits have a one-foot depth, which is appropriate for standard core drilling jobs. If you need to go down a bit deeper, you can use a barrel unit to help you get to the depth you require.
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