Concrete cutting is a process that employs various techniques to cut large, square or rectangle shaped incisions into either wall or slab concrete. This process is done by professionals to ensure it’s efficient and safe. There are a number of companies that offer professionals who are skilled and experienced in this work. The intended application of the cut concrete is what will determine the method used in concrete cutting. The quantity of concrete required or being cut will also affect the method used.
Advances in technology contribute a great deal to the techniques employed to aim at making the process as precise 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. The cutting can be dry or wet and the bits are available for both processes. When the cutting is vertical, slab saws are a good option. Flat saws range from electric to hand-held models to cater for both heavy and light duty projects. The blades of flat saws are designed to cut through a number of materials and is pushed or propelled along a flat surface to make cuts. The uses of concrete wall sawing include cutting openings in concrete foundations, lowering foundation elevation and also full wall removal. The procedure is often highly skilled and is dustless.
Construction sites is the most common place to apply concrete cutting. Various projects will employ the concrete cutting techniques such as roads construction, bridges and more. Before pouring concrete for any project it’s important to ensure it’s of the right quality to avoid problems that arise due to poorly produced concrete. 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. Adding ice into the mixing drum could help in keeping the concrete cool and thus increasing the efficiency of the concrete hydrating process. The most sure way to ensure you maintain a uniform amount of moisture in the aggregate is by cooling it with air. Another part of the concrete cooling system is known as post cooling which runs chilled water through pipes in the poured concrete.