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. Different techniques of concrete cutting will be used depending on what the concrete will be used for. Another factor that influences the technique employed in the process of concrete cutting is the quantity of concrete to be cut.
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. 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. 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 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.
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. It’s vital to ensure quality before concrete pouring for any project in the attempt to ensure its safe for the particular project. Concrete cooling is important and one of the best ways achieve this is by use of a water chilling plant. To avoid warming up the water chilled in a water chilling plant, a cold water tank is used to store the water that is 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. Post pour cooling is also an essential part of the concrete cooling process and entails a network of pipes which runs the chilled water in the poured concrete.