A lot of work goes into working with concrete. Even with the most experienced people working on the job site, they might still need extra help. That’s when it’s helpful to hire concrete core drilling professionals to help with your project. If you don’t know how concrete core drilling can be useful to you, here are some examples.
Punching Through Concrete
Concrete core drilling is helpful because it can be easier to break up concrete and access whatever is hidden beneath it. Sometimes, this might require using ground-penetrating radar (GPR). GPR lets your workers find potential hazards and other types of obstructions that might make the drilling process more challenging and dangerous. The drills that concrete core drilling companies use are made using diamond tips, which allow them to penetrate concrete with ease. Sometimes, stone and brick get mixed in with all of the concrete. This can make the drilling process a little more complicated.
Make Cleaner Cuts
Standard drills don’t make cuts as precisely as those used by concrete core drilling companies. By working with the pros, you’ll have staff in your corner who have the best tools for making clean and precise cuts. Core drills will follow the hole’s edges, which means there will be significantly less dust and debris afterward.
An important task for concrete core drilling is to gather samples of the materials that get removed. The drill will extract a portion of the gathered material that gets cut so that it can be further analyzed. After a careful analysis of the substance, it can be made easier to establish goals for any future projects. For example, you can determine if you have to conduct more testing, or if you can start mining.
Custom Core Sizes
You want to have many sizes of cores available whenever you’re doing concrete core drilling. The size you need will depend on the size of the hole that has to be made. Sometimes, it’s best to have a hole that’s a couple of inches wide, while other times, it’s better for the hole to be larger. You won’t know for sure what the best size for your core will be until you get advice from a professional core drilling company.
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.