Concrete has been an essential tool for humanity over many years. This is because it’s a material that is used for forming roads and structures that last for several years without demanding too much maintenance. However, there are various methods of concrete cutting, and each method is useful in different scenarios. Here are the different concrete cutting methods and their applications.
It’s possible for workers to run into concrete slabs. While they can be cut, it requires more caution to get the job done right. This style of cutting is best for whenever a structure is being repurposed into a new structure. This is the time when power, water, and sewer lines get added to an existing structure. If you see workers using jackhammers to complete the job, you should recommend using concrete slab cutting instead because it is more efficient.
Wall sawing is another type of concrete cutting you will likely encounter when doing construction projects around your property. This style of cutting involves you cutting holes through any concrete walls that you have so you can make room for archways, doors, and windows, among other things. It also allows you to install HVAC systems more easily. This requires heavy precision, so contacting a professional concrete cutting company is the safest option for you to take.
Wire cutting/sawing is the third form of concrete cutting we’ll be reviewing. Using this style, diamond-edged wires cut through larger objects, breaking them down into smaller ones. This makes it more easy to deal with them. The wires used for cutting are also able to make cuts that go deeper than standard saw blades. Something important to note is that you’ll need a constant supply of water for this style of concrete cutting.
Some workers use gas and electric chainsaws to ease the process of cutting. The chainsaw that gets used will depend on your environment and the breathability of the air.
Some workers elect to use handheld saws for their concrete cutting needs. They cut through cinder blocks efficiently, and are great for forming small openings and getting rid of excess material. This is because they only penetrate around six inches into concrete.
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