Concrete slab sawing, also known as flat sawing, is the diamond cutting tool most people are familiar with. It is used to cut horizontal flat concrete surfaces such as floors and pavement made of concrete or asphalt typically seen for road repair applications.
Where wall sawing is performed on vertical, standing walls, concrete slab sawing is typically performed on horizontal surfaces. Many of the same principles that govern wall sawing, however, also apply to slab sawing. Slab sawing may be required to cut an opening for a new staircase, or to remove a section of damaged concrete. Slab sawing is also effective for creating expansion joints in pavement or bridge deck joints.
Concrete slab sawing has been completed for university buildings, making way for a new staircase, bridge decks, docks and marine applications, roof top slab removal, airport runways, and power plants. Each of these types of structures presents a different set of challenges. Slab saws can be used indoors and outdoors.
SLAB SAWING APPLICATIONS
- Typical applications include cutting reinforced concrete floors, control joints, and trenching
- Cuts up to 24″ deep, with specialty cuts up to 27″
- Used for mechanical and electrical trenching
- Preparation for new footing installations in existing structures
- Preparation for new structural slab openings for stairways, elevators, mechanical penetrations, etc.
- Removal of damaged or deteriorated slab
- Used in floor slab separation or building separations
- Saws range from 5 horsepower to 77 horsepower
- Used in road and bridge reconstruction
- Cutting of control joints in new concrete
- Runways and bridge deck reconstruction or repair
Fine Cut offers following services: Concrete Wire Sawing, Concrete Slab Sawing, Concrete Wall Sawing, Concrete Wire Sawing, Concrete Hand Sawing, and Concrete Chain Sawing. Fine Cut is also a member of the Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association.
For more information about concrete slab sawing and the other services provided, call Fine Cut at (816) 540-5787.