Concrete core drilling is the process of drilling clean, circular holes in a concrete surface. It is one of the most effective ways to create openings for plumbing, HVAC, electrical and sprinkler systems. Fine Cut can drill holes of various sizes in diameter. Regardless of the area, our trained operators can core drill inside and outside.
Core drilling isn’t limited to just concrete. We core drill through structural concrete, asphalt, stone, brick and cinder block. Fine Cut’s team can core drill floors, ceilings, walls, floor and roof drains, sewer drains, phone, electrical, cable and fiber optic openings. We core drill for pipe bollard installation, handrail and anchor holes and even fireplace exhaust systems.
The earliest concrete core drilling was done by the ancient Egyptians, with the core drill being invented in 3000 BC. Core drills are used for many applications, either where the core needs to be preserved (the drilling apparatus used in obtaining a core sample is often referred to as a corer), or where drilling can be done more rapidly since much less material needs to be removed than with a standard bit. This is the reason that diamond-tipped core drills are commonly used in construction to create holes for pipes, manholes, and other large-diameter penetrations in concrete or stone.
To ensure that concrete core drilling is accurate and efficient, the drill core is anchored in place. Once it has been appropriately lined up, the drill bit can be mounted on the equipment. The crank is then engaged while water is used as a coolant on the drill. Once the concrete has been drilled to the required depth, the whole core can be removed along with the drill core and bit.
Using the latest technology, Fine Cut’s capable of all sizes, depths, and degrees of concrete core drilling, depending on what your individual construction project requires.
Fine Cut Concrete Drilling and Sawing, LLC provides these services Concrete Wire Sawing, Concrete Slab Sawing, Concrete Wall Sawing, Concrete Hand Sawing and Concrete Chain Sawing. They are also members of the Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA).
For more information about concrete core drilling, call Fine Cut at (816) 540-5787.