When you want to correct issues with your slab or remove excess materials off your filling, you want to be as efficient and accurate with your concrete cutting as possible. Only a few centimetres off the mark and you have yourself a loose or tight build. Doing it properly is not just as simple as getting a saw and starting to slice. There’s a better way to do it. Let’s show you:
First things first: always choose the right saw type for the right job. Not all cutters have the same purpose so you need to make sure you have the correct one.
Wet saws use water to remove dust and debris so you can easily see what you’re working on. Diamond blades are the strongest and the cleanest materials, perfect for precision and decorative projects.
A handheld saw is good for areas that are hard to reach, corners and places where a rebar is available. Walk behind saws are good for concrete floors and areas where the work needs to be large and fast.
Always make sure that you have your saw blades sharp and in condition. If you use a blunt edge, you’re running the risk for the concrete cutting tool to be damaged through unnecessary friction and break during the process. This will lessen the lifespan of the machine and will require costly repairs or a brand-new replacement.
If you come to a point where a blade is really blunt and has passed its use period, replace it with a new one. If you don’t want any interruptions during your project, stock up on at least 3 or 4 extra blade pieces. Whilst this will cost you a little bit of money initially, this saves you a lot an of time and money from going to the store every time you lose out on a blade.
Always check for any embedded materials when you’re doing the concrete cutting, especially if you’re unsure if there is anything embedded under it. Try using a scanner to look for rebars, wiring and water pipes. Cut vertically high enough to make sure that any of the material will not be hit.
Finally, invest in as much personal protection as you can, together with wet cutting equipment. Whilst there is more debris to this method, it is far safer than risking friction with dry cutting. But if you’re really concerned about your safety, leave the matter in the hands of the expert concrete cutters in Sydney instead.