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. For the process to be efficient and safe, it should be carried out by experienced people. Concrete cutting requires professionals thus companies have taken the opportunity to offer such services. The intended application of the cut concrete is what will determine the method used in concrete cutting. Its vital to consider the amount of concrete required before deciding on the method to be applied.
Advances in technology contribute a great deal to the techniques employed to aim at making the process as precise as possible. Core drill motor and bit is used when exact, smooth circular cut are required to make openings for either plumbing or electrical installations. Drill motors are available in different sizes having mounting systems to make it easy to use them especially in vertical and horizontal cuts. For small projects, there are hand -held motors that are applicable. The machines are available with electric, hydraulic or air power sources. Whether the cutting is dry or wet, there are drills available. Flat saws are designed for vertical cutting. 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. When cutting openings in concrete foundations, a concrete wall saw is used. Concrete wall sawing is usually dustless, quiet and the process is generally high skilled.
Application of concrete cutting is mostly in construction sites. 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. 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. To keep the concrete cool and increase the efficiency , ice can be added into the mixing drum. 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.