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. 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. Its vital to consider the amount of concrete required before deciding on the method to be applied.
Just like in other fields, technology is employed to ensure the process is simplified as much 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 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. Flat saws are designed for vertical cutting. 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. Inorder to make cuts, the saw is pushed or propelled along a flat surface. The uses of concrete wall sawing include cutting openings in concrete foundations, lowering foundation elevation and also full wall removal. The process of concrete wall sawing is characterized by quietness and dust-free.
Construction sites is the most common place to apply concrete cutting. A variety of projects apply concrete cutting such as parking garages, dams, sewerage treatment plants and many more. To avoid problems associated with poorly produced concrete it’s important to check it’s quality before pouring it for the 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. 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. Aggregate cooling with air is vital since it ensures you maintain a uniform amount of moisture in the aggregate. Another part of the concrete cooling system is known as post cooling which runs chilled water through pipes in the poured concrete.