What is Concrete Core Drilling?

Core Drilling

Concrete core drilling is the process of removing a cylinder of concrete from a concrete slab or structure. It's sometimes referred to as concrete coring. As you can imagine, it requires specialized skills and equipment.

What is concrete core drilling used for?
There are many applications of concrete coring in the construction industry. Sometimes holes need to be drilled to make way for a structure's plumbing and drain system. Holes are also needed for electrical, communication lines, or conduits. Concrete drilling is sometimes required for HVAC installation. Additionally, concrete core drilling is also used in structural testing. Whether the holes are necessary for making way for water pipes, sewer lines, phone lines, or computer lines, they need to be done in a precise location and diameter.

How are concrete holes made without causing damage to the surrounding structure?
Whenever you are working with concrete, you have one chance to do a job right. That's why amateurs should not complete this job. Professional concrete corers utilize a diamond cutting drill to cut a perfect round hole in any concrete structure. The equipment is non-percussive, so it will not disrupt the surrounding concrete.

What sized holes can be created using professional equipment?
Concrete coring can be done to any depth, a quarter-inch to 66 inches in diameter. A circular wire saw can also be used to drill any size or depth holes, as well as create access to both sides. Concrete coring can be done on floors, walls, and ceilings. They can be drilled at any angle and used in sensitive locations or confined spaces.

Why should concrete cutting be left to professionals?
You never know what you may encounter when working with concrete. Professionals understand this and will complete scans to ensure they know what they are drilling into before removing the equipment from the truck. It's also vital that you leave the task to professionals who understand the construction process. They need to be able to read specs and understand how all the components work together to create a solid structure. Finally, concrete cutting companies have the right tools for the job, and they maintain those tools because they are an essential part of their livelihood.

Who should you contact for concrete coring in Kansas City?
Ask anyone in the construction industry, and they will recommend KC Coring and Cutting. KC Coring and Cutting has been around for more than four decades. Within that time, they have made a name for themselves by providing expert concrete coring and top-notch customer service. Since "coring" is a part of the company name, you can rest easy knowing that your job will be done to perfection. This is what we do. In fact, we have done it for decades. Whether you are installing a basement bathroom in a small home or constructing a hospital addition in a KC suburb, keep your project going smoothly by hiring KC Coring and Cutting for the job.

Contact KC Coring and Cutting by filling out the contact form on the website or by calling 816-523-2015.

KC Coring & Cutting Construction, Inc.
7240 Central St.
Kansas City, MO 64114