Greetings! My name is Adam. I work in the advertising industry as a brand developer. I also teach surfing lessons and spend a lot of time volunteering with an animal hospital. When I was on a gap year, I took a job in a pen factory. Through that experience, I learned a great deal about how pens were made, but I also learned a lot about industrial work and manufacturing in general. In this blog, I plan to write about all aspects of these topics, and I hope that this information is interesting and informative to you. Please, grab a tea and start looking around. If you like my blogs, share them. Thanks.
When it's time to cut through your home's basement wall to make a space for a new egress window or cut through the concrete floor to run plumbing pipes through the space, you might be tempted to handle this job on your own. However, there are some very good reasons why concrete cutting or any type of core drilling is best left to professionals, even for a seemingly minor job. Note why you should call a professional core driller or concrete cutter the next time you need the job done.
1. Damage to your tools
You need to work slowly when cutting through concrete so that you don't put too much pressure on the material and cause it to crack or crumble. However, working slowly can mean excessive heat that is allowed to build up on your blade or drill bit and, in turn, damage to your tools. A professional will know when to ease up on the cutting to let the tools cool down, and how to ensure that enough water is being used to control dust and keep the tools cool as well. Damaging rented tools can mean losing a large deposit while damaging your own tools can be costly as well, so leave the work to a professional who can monitor the tools as he or she goes along.
2. Proper marking
It's a common mistake for homeowners to assume they can just "eyeball" a job when cutting, especially something that doesn't need to be cut precisely such as when opening a floor to run pipes through. This can lead to cutting too much concrete away or to not following the line needed for plumbing pipes, conduit, and the like. In turn, you may wind up needing to do more cutting to get the exact angle needed for new pipes and may need to install new concrete over areas that you cut. To avoid this cost and work, have a professional do the job who knows how to mark a wall, floor, driveway, and the like, and will ensure the lines are followed.
3. Strength of concrete
As with any other material, cutting concrete can actually weaken it. You might find that, even with the best of cutting techniques, your concrete wall or floors begins to crack and even crumble when it's cut. A professional will know how to monitor the tension of the floor or wall to note if it needs added bracing of any sort while being cut so that it doesn't get damaged. This will keep you from having to fill in cracks or other such damage after cutting.Share