Glossary of Concrete Terms

Sub-TitleCore drilling
Sizes from 3/4 inch up to 72 inch diameters available
Electric, hydraulic and air driven dependent on site requirements
Can eliminate overcutting when sawing

Dry/hand drilling
Dry cutting in brick or block with handheld machines up to 6 inches in diameter
Non percussive action means minimal spalling and micro fracturing on completion
Ideal for plumbing and electrical holes, pipes, anchors, cabling and vents
Precise, clean cut holes

Wall sawing
Cutting depth of 36 inches achievable
Electric, hydraulic, and air powered
Floor and wall mountable
Remote operated

Angled cutting
Precise cutting for finished sized openings

Slab sawing
Gas machines cut up to 12 inches deep
Diesel and electrical machines cut up to 20 inches deep
Ideal for cutting slabs, bridge deck removal, trench runs, control joint sawing and asphalt road sawing.

Wire sawing
Used for cutting particularly thick, heavily reinforced material or irregular shapes utilizing a diamond infused wire rope. Ideal for bridge sections, culverts and columns. The circle wire saw can be used to create round openings 2- 8 feet in diameter in walls up to 2 feet thick.

Hand sawing
Portable hand held saws powered by electric, gas, air, and hydraulic motors utilizing traditional diamond blades, or diamond chain are ideal when access is a problem or to cut irregular shaped openings. Hand sawing can cut up to 24 inch deep material.

Diamond blade
Diamond blades used for cutting concrete, stone, brick and block, are not traditional blades they are sophisticated grinding wheels. Cuts are created by spinning the blade at high rpm creating a grinding process that removes material upon making contact. Diamond blades are manufactured with industrial diamonds that are infused into a metal coating. The diamond infused metal segments are welded to a steel core creating the blade. As the blade grinds through the concrete, the diamonds and metal coating are worn away, exposing new sharp diamonds to keep the blade cutting efficiently.

Curb cutting
Utilizing special jigs and machines diamond blades cut new profiles into curbs, lowering the curb height to allow vehicle and pedestrian traffic to easily pass over the curb.