Concrete wire sawing is a technique used for cutting large concrete structures or structures made of other hard materials such as reinforced concrete, stone, and metal. Manual saws are frequently unable to complete complex tasks such as cutting through concrete structures, cross-sections, and other challenging objects—wire saws can help in those moments. One advantage of concrete wire sawing is the capability to cut through concrete at any depth.
With concrete wire sawing, a wire with diamond beads attached to it 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. The wire sawing process involves running the wire back and forth through the material to be cut. The wire is looped around the object to be cut, and then the wire is pulled back and forth using a machine that controls the tension of the wire. The process is repeated until the entire object is cut. The whole system is fed water to keep the wire lubricated and keep it from overheating due to extreme friction. Conventional diamond saw blades might not work for a complex project for several reasons; too large of a structure, too irregular of a shape, location is too inaccessible, and the list goes on.
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. This is why concrete wire sawing is so important. There are three top advantages to look at:
- First – it’s environmentally friendly with minimal noise or pollution. Since the saw uses water to operate, concrete dust doesn’t build up and damage the equipment nor does it produce much airborne dust, so it keeps the area clean, and the workers don’t inhale concrete particles.
- Second – concrete wire sawing produces accurate and precise cuts leaving a clean and smooth surface. A narrow wire is more flexible than ring saws, and it’s guided through precut drill holes, meaning it’s always the right size and location – precise.
- Third – there is no limit to the depth concrete wire sawing can saw to. Concrete wire saws can even cut underwater! They can reach an almost unlimited depth range.
Fine Cut Concrete Drilling and Sawing LLC has nearly 20 years in the Kansas City area, and we have a greatly 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. We look forward to helping you accomplish what you need.