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What You Need to Know About Concrete Cutting

What You Need to Know About Concrete Cutting

There are several different methods of concrete cutting for different situations. Let’s learn some more about them.

Concrete has served humanity well throughout history. That’s because this material can be used to create long-lasting roads and structures that don’t need much maintenance despite the march of time. Still, there are several different methods of concrete cutting for different situations. Let’s learn some more about them.

Concrete Slabs

During their next job, your workers might encounter solid concrete slabs. It is possible to saw through them and work with them, but it requires a high degree of caution. This type of concrete cutting is also known as flat sawing or road sawing. Whenever a structure is being repurposed into something else, that’s when concrete slab cutting comes into play. This is where new water lines, sewer lines, and power lines are added to an existing building. Although it might be tempting to use jackhammers to get the job done, concrete slab cutting is much more efficient.


The next type of concrete cutting that you will likely need to complete is wall sawing. Wall sawing involves the process of cutting holes through concrete walls for windows, doors, archways, and so on. This process can also create openings that make it easier to install a commercial or residential HVAC system. However, this equipment demands precision and expertise, so it’s best to call the professionals at G&M Services when you need this to be done.


There is a third type of concrete cutting, known as wire cutting or wire sawing. During the wire sawing process, diamond-edged wires are used to cut larger objects down into smaller ones. This makes them less problematic to deal with; the wires can also make deeper cuts than conventional saw blades can. To complete wire cutting, you will need a steady supply of water.

By Hand

Handheld saws are another tool that your workers will commonly need to use. These saws can cut through cinder blocks. They excel at creating small openings and shaving off excess material because they only bite into the concrete to a depth of about six inches.


Gas and electric chainsaws can also make concrete cutting much easier. However, their use will depend on the environment in which you are working and how breathable the air is.

Prioritize Employee Safety with G&M Services

G&M Services is proud of our employees and the dedication they have for safety in the workplace. We reward our employees for displaying positive safety practices. We incorporate weekly and monthly discussions and meeting to ensure that all involved are aware of how to handle equipment and potential situations that could occur during a project.

G&M Services offers services in the way of concrete drilling and sawing, concrete scanning, and FireStop. To get started with us, call today at 410-787-8828 or visit our contact page. Follow the official company page today on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.