The process of concrete cutting utilizes a number of techniques to cut the large and square or rectangle shaped incisions into the desired wall or slab concrete. It’s important that the process of concrete cutting be carried out by professionals to make sure it’s safe and efficient. The demand for concrete cutting has necessitated the opening up of companies that offer this services. The technique employed in concrete cutting will depend on the intended application. The quantity of concrete required or being cut will also affect the method used.
Just like in other fields, technology is employed to ensure the process is simplified as much as possible. When precise and circular cuts are wanted, then core drill motor and bit is effective. Drill motors are available in different sizes having mounting systems to make it easy to use them especially in vertical and horizontal cuts. For less demanding projects, a hand -held motor can be used. The power source for the motor can be air, electric or even hydraulic. There bits are available for both wet and dry cutting processes. For vertical cutting, flat saws which are also known as slab saws are the most applicable. Flat saws range from electric to hand-held models to cater for both heavy and light duty projects. The cuts are made by propelling or pushing the saw along a flat surface. The uses of concrete wall sawing include cutting openings in concrete foundations, lowering foundation elevation and also full wall removal. Concrete wall sawing is usually dustless, quiet and the process is generally high skilled.
The use of concrete cutting is common in construction sites where cemented concrete blocks are common. There are a variety of projects that employ concrete cutting such as highway constructions. It’s vital to ensure quality before concrete pouring for any project in the attempt to ensure its safe for the particular project. Water chilling plants are present in most concrete cooling systems which is an important step. There is need to ensure the water used to cool concrete in the water chilling plant doesn’t heat up and therefore a water cooling plant is employed. To increase efficiency, ice can be added into the mixing drum to help keep the concrete cool. Aggregate cooling with air is vital since it ensures you maintain a uniform amount of moisture in the aggregate. When done right post pour cooling is which entails running chilled water through a network of pipes is effective.