Core drilling techniques are used when precise, circular cuts are needed. We can drill holes up to 30 inches in diameter to make openings for plumbing, electrical, and HVAC installations. Core drilling is also commonly used to create holes for routing cables or placing anchoring bolts, installing load carrying devices, or for analysis of concrete or asphalt.
Flat sawing is typically used to cut horizontal flat surfaces such as floors, bridge decks, and pavement. Also called slab saws, flat saws feature a diamond blade that is mounted on a walk-behind machine requiring only one operator. Flat saws are typically used to provide expansion joints, remove damaged pavement sections, and remove concrete and asphalt for plumbing, electrical, and demolition purposes.
Hand sawing refers to lighter duty use of diamond blades in hand held power saws and chain type saws. Hand sawing provides portability, speed, and accessibility at construction and demolition sites. Typical applications include: sawing concrete pipe, creating openings for electrical, plumbing, or HVAC, and cutting window and door openings.
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
GPR is the safest way to determine what obstacles may be embedded in the concrete. It uses high frequency radio waves to penetrate the surface below the ground and inside concrete slabs, walls, and ceilings. GPR can quickly locate conduits, plumbing pipes, fiber optics, duct work, or post tension cables before drilling or cutting. GPR can help avoid costly repairs, down time, and even injuries.