Concrete coring is the process of creating perfectly round holes in concrete or other hard materials. Here are seven things you need to know about concrete coring.
Concrete coring is used on residential, industrial, public works, and commercial projects.
Concrete coring may be needed to add a small bathroom to the basement of a house – or to drill maintenance holes for a large public works project. So, you may see concrete coring technicians on large and small work sites. In fact, concrete cutting is so diverse – it can even be performed under water.
Electricians, plumbers, and HVAC technicians rely on professional concrete cutters.
There are many reasons that perfectly round holes might need to be drilled into concrete. One of the most common reasons is that electricians, plumbers, and HVAC technicians need holes drilled for wires, pipes, and ductwork. Of course, these holes must be drilled to precise widths in specific locations, which requires great skill and construction expertise.
Concrete coring tools can be used on other materials.
Regardless of the name, concrete coring tools can also be used on porcelain tile, fiberglass, granite, rocks, and other hard surfaces. The diamond drill bits used on the equipment can cut through almost anything.
Concrete coring is sometimes used to obtain samples of concrete for testing and analysis.
Up to this point, we have focused on the hole that results from the concrete coring process. However, it's important to note that isolating the concrete core is sometimes the goal of the job. Core samples can be used to determine the concrete's strength, composition, and durability. Cores may be examined to assess the condition of existing structures, evaluate the concrete quality in new construction, or investigate structural issues. The concrete-cutting process is often essential to plan for repairs or upgrades.
A skilled technician can complete a wide range of cuts.
Concrete core drilling can be done to almost any depth, and the width can range from a quarter-inch to 66 inches in diameter.
Concrete cutting comes with risks, so you need to hire a professional for the job.
Concrete coring involves potential risks and safety considerations. For example, coring must be performed carefully to avoid compromising the structural integrity of the surrounding material. The noise and vibration caused by the process must also be considered, and steps must be completed to minimize this impact.Finally, cutting through concrete can also be dangerous because wires, pipes, and other materials may accidentally be cut through if the site isn't scrutinized.
When selecting a concrete cutting and coring company, experience is critical.
KC Coring and Cutting has served the Kansas City Metro area since the early 1980s. Our experienced, professional crews have experience with every type of concrete job – from large public works projects like the KC Streetcar to small residential jobs.Do you have questions about a concrete coring job? Give KC Coring and Cutting a call today at 816-523-2015. We can't wait to serve you.