Concrete remains a relevant supply in construction projects due to its high versatility, which makes it a primary material for a majority of structures. And to make the most of the concrete's versatility, you need to be equipped with the right skills and tools that will allow you to employ the concrete for specific uses. One technique of working with cornet that is incredibly vital but remains underrated is concrete core drilling. Without concrete drilling, you will find that some projects will not be completed unless you get the right equipment and professionals. If you have never had to employ concrete core drilling, this piece elucidates on some of the reasons why it remains so important.
Core drilling functions to demolish concrete
If you need to break down a large piece of concrete into smaller, more manageable sizes, then concrete core drilling equipment will be your best bet. To start this process, the professional concrete contractors will utilise GPR (ground penetrating radar) tech to determine whether there are any potential hazards in the structure you are looking to demolish. If the site is found viable, the contractors will then use diamond-tipped drill bits to pierce and subsequently demolish the concrete. Another advantage of concrete core drilling is that it can also cut through a variety of materials ranging from brick to even stone!
Concrete core drilling produces clean cuts
Although concrete is a robust material, if you are not using specialised tools to cut through it, it becomes very easy to damage the concrete as a whole. Hand drills may appear to be a convenient way of drilling through concrete, but the reality is the chances of error are much higher with this type of tool. A better alternative to cutting through concrete without compromising the integrity of the surface is core drilling. Furthermore, since concrete core drilling is highly precise, you also ensure less dust and debris. Resultantly, not only is there less air pollution, but you also will not have a herculean clean-up task ahead of you once you are done cutting through the concrete.
Concrete core drilling facilitates the collection of samples
Other than breaking or cutting into concrete, core drilling is an excellent way of gathering any samples that you might need from the material. For instance, if you need to check whether the concrete has developed cancer, you can employ core drilling and test the sample for degradation.