Concrete cutting, also known as concrete sawing and drilling is the process of using a diamond tipped blade or core bit to cut or drill a solid surface most often representing concrete, hence the reason it is commonly referred to as Concrete cutting. The various specialist concrete cutting equipment facilitates accurate cuts that are smooth and precise when complete. Staff undergo and extensive training and assessment program prior to be verified competent as a concrete cutter.
Material that can be cut includes concrete, brick, asphalt, stone, rock, or other masonry products as well as any metal within these materials. This ability to cut steel like rebars within reinforced concrete makes concrete cutting very popular and versatile.
Pressure and heat are combined to fuse diamond crystals within the metal matrix to form the cutting segments. These segments are attached to the outer perimeter of a core bit or saw blade. The cutting occurs as the diamonds are exposed at the segment surface with the exposed diamond cutting the material similar to sand paper against timber. The next layer of diamond is exposed slowly as the metal of the segment wears away. This takes placed as the blade or barrel rotates against the surface being cut.
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As always, the correct equipment and expertise play a significant role in achieving the desired outcome. No longer are jackhammers, chisels and hammers suitable for this type of work. Technology has advanced well beyond these items being suitable or cost effective. A vast array of specialised concrete sawing and drilling equipment has been developed to provide a solution for every possible situation.
Many different situations exist where the need to cut concrete arises including renovation or repair works where existing concrete needs to be reshaped or removed. Examples of this include creating new opening including windows and doors as part of an existing structure to accommodate a renovation or addition.