Concrete cutting can be a big part of building or renovation projects
Concrete cutting requires incredible precision, proper training, and the right equipment. Due to the complexity of the job, it should be a task reserved only for professionals.
There are many ways to cut concrete and various types of cutting machinery to get it done. In building or concrete demolition projects, the cuts can vary in depth and length. This is why a precise and well-trained hand is needed to ensure that the cuts are created in the exact size they should be.
The type of cut needed for each project should also be used as basis for the type of equipment to be used to cut the concrete. Whether you’re looking to cut curved or straight, deep or subtle lines, there is always the right equipment to get the job done.
If you’re looking for professional concrete cutters for your project then choose a local contractor who has the manpower and machinery to provide the services you need.
Regardless of whether you need to cut concrete to create windows or doors or simply would like to get concrete floor sawing services, professional contractors can get these done for you. In fact, there is a specific machine to ensure safe and precise concrete cutting for your project, and the right contractor should know which one to use.
Five methods to ensure safe and efficient concrete cutting on your construction project
If you need to cut a straight line on a concrete floor then flush cutting is the best option. The flush cutting saw creates a precise straight cut at any depth, making it the perfect tool for cutting concrete or reinforced concrete.
It’s also ideal for cutting stone or bricks. With proper training, a flush cutting saw is generally easy to manoeuvre. It’s considerably smaller too, which makes it a great option for cutting in small or narrow areas that large machines can’t reach.
Hand and ring sawing
Hand saw and ring saw are great cutting machines to use for concrete cutting. They can work wonders especially when manoeuvred by skilled hands. These types of machines are perfect when you need to create precise cuts without much regard to the depth.
These cutting saws are best used for wall sawing, cutting expansion joints and doorways, and removing footpath and concrete slab. They are highly efficient and use a dust and water system to avoid dispersion of debris which could cause disruption of work in your site.
Hydraulic and High-Frequency Sawing
Concrete cutting can be noisy and disruptive. This is why it’s not always the easiest task to manage if you’re working on an indoor project. It can quickly become messy and time-consuming with the preparation, actual cutting, and post-cutting cleanup.
Hydraulic and high-frequency sawing by professional concrete cutters is a quick fix to the problem. These types of cutting saws generate low noise and are fume-free, which make them the perfect option for indoor projects. They’re also easy to manoeuvre, making concrete cutting a lot easier.
Large scale indoor and outdoor projects such as floor or road sawing often require special types of machinery that will ensure that the cuts are precise with the right depth. For these projects, special concrete cutting saws must be used to ensure perfect cuts.
Professional concrete cutting service contractors often use equipment that can create cuts with a depth of 375 mm to 500 mm. These cutting saws can cut through floors, asphalt, and pavements.
Diamond saw cutting
There are two types of diamond concrete cutting saw: the dry cutting saw, and wet cutting saw. The dry cutting saw generate the best result when successional cuts are made on the same spot to increase depth.
Meanwhile, the wet cutting saw can be used continuously as it uses water to prevent dispersion of dust and prevents the saw from overheating. Both cutting saws are often used in large scale projects as they can create precise and smooth cuts on concrete.
Concrete removal and demolition
It’s common in renovation projects to alter the size or totally remove concrete, whether it’s concrete floors, slabs, pillars or walls, among many others. Usually, concrete removal is regarded as a messy task that needs a lot of precaution and planning.
While it is true that concrete removal can be stressful, it doesn’t always have to be as costly and complicated of a task as most people regard it to be. With the right professionals, it can be done in the fastest and easiest way possible.
As established earlier, one of the perks of working with concrete cutting and removal contractors is their plethora of high-quality machinery. But more than that, they are the best option for the job because of their training and safety gear. They know how to cut and remove concrete in the safest and non-disruptive manner possible.
Apart from concrete cutting and concrete removal, core drilling is also another highly sought after service from professional contractors. Drilling on concrete is often sought before electrical or plumbing installations in buildings.
A modern core drilling machinery can drill up to 1000 mm in-depth, with a diameter of up to 1200 mm. Professional contractors can do regular drilling, inverted drilling or stitch drilling -- all depending on the type of holes needed for your home’s engineering and architectural plan.
When working on a renovation or a new building, knowing what types of concrete services you’ll need from professionals can make the entire process a lot easier for you. You can effectively relay to professional contractors what you need and they can guide you through the processes needed to get it done.
And since a good contractor essentially means easier building and renovation, you must do your due diligence before committing to one. Choose contractors who have the experience and skills needed for the job and are situated locally.
In Australia alone, there are hundreds of concrete cutting and drilling companies to choose from. But among all these, choose the one that you know you can trust to make the entire project a hassle-free one for you. Remember, the better the contractor, the faster you’ll finish your project and the sooner you’ll benefit from the renovations or new builds in your property.
SEQ Concrete Cutting Pty Ltd are a Brisbane based Australian company with over 10 years experience. The ghost writer Frank Dunne is an Online Marketing professional with 10+ years experience helping small and medium businesses in Australia, the United States and New Zealand build beautifully designed websites and get them ranking on Google. Highly skilled in the development of successful lead generation tactics for small to medium business websites.
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