Concrete cutting is a process that employs various techniques to cut large, square or rectangle shaped incisions into either 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. Concrete cutting requires professionals thus companies have taken the opportunity to offer such services. Different techniques of concrete cutting will be used depending on what the concrete will be used for. The quantity of concrete required or being cut will also affect the method used.
Technological advances play an important role in the process of concrete cutting today. Core drill motor and bit is used when exact, smooth circular cut are required to make openings for either plumbing or electrical installations. The drill motors come in different sizes and also have accessories and mounting systems for effective use. There are hand held motors that can be used for the less demanding projects. The machines are available with electric, hydraulic or air power sources. 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. For the flat saws to be applied in both heavy duty and light duty projects, they are available in both hand-held and electric models. The cuts are made by propelling or pushing the saw along a flat surface. For cutting openings in concrete foundations, lowering foundation elevation and full wall removal concrete wall sawing is used. The process of concrete wall sawing is characterized by quietness and dust-free.
Application of concrete cutting is mostly in construction sites. 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. Cool water is an efficient way to cool concrete and one of the ways to achieve this is by using a water chilling plant. The water in the chilling plant are required to remain cool and therefore to avoid warming it up, a cold water tank is used to store the water to be used in the hydration process. Adding ice into the mixing drum could help in keeping the concrete cool and thus increasing the efficiency of the concrete hydrating process. To maintain a uniform amount of moisture in the aggregate its important to cool it with air. When done right post pour cooling is which entails running chilled water through a network of pipes is effective.