The True Experts At Concrete Cutting
Which Features Can You Expect from Concrete Sawing Services?
There are several ways to remove concrete from a particular area; be it underground, within walls, or anywhere in between. Cement and water have been combined for decades to create this incredibly diverse and resilient material, but once solidified, the composition can be all but impossible to treat without professional help.
This is where professional concrete sawing services come in handy. What can you expect from them exactly and why are they more highly recommended than personal solutions?
Access to heavy machinery
With just a few ways to remove concrete, or reshape it for renovation projects, it’s important to bear in mind that failure to do so properly can be very dangerous; not to mention potentially detrimental to a home’s structural integrity. As concrete commonly features within walls, ceilings, floors and underground when acting as foundations, failure to ensure that the removal is done efficiently can result in catastrophe.
This is why it’s so important to hire an expert to take care of the task at hand – but what is it that they can offer that others can’t? A lot of it has to do with their access to the types of equipment and machinery needed to treat concrete in general. There are a few different pieces of machinery that can be used; some being hand-held and others weighing as much as a tonne.
These devices come in all sizes and can be portable, with smaller blades built in to slice into concrete in straight lines and larger, non-portable alternatives with blades well over a metre in height. The main benefit of these tools is that they can be used in much the same way as chainsaws; making them ideal for cutting through layers of solidified cement. The thicker the layer, the larger the cutting blade will need to be.
Some cutting disks can be replaced with rotating wheels and instead of cutting through layers of concrete, these devices are better suited to eating away at the layer to much the same extent. They are considered a little safer, as the sanding wheel won’t be sharp should it break away – but the dust that the contact between wheel and concrete can make can be dangerous to breathe in, so cautionary measures are recommended.
Some devices forgo circular motions in favour of drilling features – and these types can be used for thicker concrete that needs to be broken down, as opposed to reshaped. They work by allowing the user to drill holes strategically in concrete in a way that will allow the material to be crushed by further tools, such as jackhammers, or even a regular hammer and chisel set.