Concrete wire sawing is a specialized concrete cutting technique used for cutting large and thick sections of concrete or other hard materials. It involves using a wire saw, typically equipped with diamond-impregnated
wire, to make precise cuts through concrete structures. Fine Cut Concrete Drilling and Sawing are the experts when you need concrete wire sawing done.
With concrete wire sawing, a wire with diamond beads attached is used to cut through the material. The wire used for cutting is a flexible and high-tensile steel cable coated with diamond beads. The diamond beads are abrasive and can cut through the hardest materials. Here’s how the concrete wire sawing process works:
- Equipment Setup: A wire saw consists of a thin, flexible wire or cable with diamond beads or segments embedded along its length. The wire is threaded through a series of pulleys or wheels on a drive unit.
- Diamond Wire Installation: The diamond wire is positioned at the desired cutting location on the concrete surface. Sometimes, water may be used as a coolant to control dust during cutting.
- Tensioning: The wire is tensioned tightly to ensure straight and even cutting. Tension is applied by the drive unit, which may be a hydraulic or electric motor.
- Cutting Process: As the wire is pulled through the concrete material, the diamond-impregnated beads or segments abrade the concrete, gradually cutting. This way, the cutting process can be precisely controlled to achieve straight lines and precise shapes.
- Coolant and Debris Control: Water is often used to manage the heat generated during cutting and minimize dust. The water and debris mixture is collected and disposed of properly.
Concrete wire sawing offers several benefits and advantages, making it a valuable technique in various construction, renovation, and demolition projects. Conventional diamond saw blades might not work for a project for several reasons: too large of a structure, too irregular of a shape, location is too inaccessible, and the list goes on. Here are some key benefits of concrete wire sawing:
- Precision Cutting
- Reduced Vibration
- Limited Noise
- Minimal Dust and Debris
Concrete wire sawing is a valuable technique in the construction and demolition industry, offering advantages in precision, safety, versatility, and environmental impact. Its ability to handle a wide range of cutting scenarios makes it a go-to choice for many challenging projects. Fine Cut Concrete Drilling and Sawing LLC has nearly 20 years in the Kansas City area, and we have an incredibly diverse clientele. We will provide professional, practical, flexible concrete wire-cutting solutions. Servicing the greater Kansas City metro area, some locations in Arkansas, and now Tulsa, OK. Contact
us today at (816) 540-5787 for all your concrete cutting or drilling needs! You can also visit our website and send us a message.