Concrete core drilling (or concrete coring) is the process of removing a cylinder of concrete from the rest of the structure. There are many applications across a range of fields, including plumbing, electrical, and sprinkler systems. Fine Cut can drill holes in various sizes of diameter. Regardless of the area needed for concrete core drilling, our trained operators can core drill inside and outside.
Concrete core drilling isn’t just limited to concrete – core drilling can also be done through structural concrete, asphalt, stone, brick and cinder block. Fine Cut can core drill floors, ceilings, walls, floor and roof drains, sewer drains, phone, electrical, cable, and also fiber optic openings. We can also core drill for pipe bollard installation, handrail and anchor holes, and even for fireplace exhaust systems.
Concrete core drilling is usually a necessary step for virtually all concrete structures. Whether clients need to make an opening for a manhole, install plumbing, electrical lines, or to pull a sample of concrete for testing, quality cores are a must. Core drilling performs precise, circular diameter cuts that allow installation holes of various sizes in diameter which can be drilled to various depths.
Fine Cut Concrete Drilling and Sawing works with each client to plan every detail of their project. We complete each phase of the project with high precision. Fine Cut offers contractors and homeowners all kinds of possibilities for accomplishing their needs. For builders, any utility that needs to be installed that will run through concrete, concrete core drilling will get that job done.
In concrete core drilling, no limitations to hole shape or size exist. Although the most popular choices center on round holes, other shaped holes do exist. The hole facilitates the means for a material to pass through a barrier and the shape comes secondary to the application. Circular holes best reveal how core drilling works.
The actual drill performs the task of core drilling. The drill head consists of a circular, diamond-tipped blade, which whirs around hollowing out the surface. The blade sits along the rim of a steel tube. Electricity or hydraulics power the mechanism which enables the rotational movement. The turning hollows out the surface, forging the hole. When the drill reaches the desired depth, the operator removes the drill and the core follows along.
Fine Cut started as a one-truck operation in March of 2002, and in 2016, with the combined efforts of Jim Ralston and Clay Kohler, Fine Cut remodeled the company’s vision and long-term goals.