Need Concrete Cut? Call A Specialist

Posted on: 6 January 2015

There are numerous reasons why you would need a section of concrete cut. Putting in a new window, adding another door to your home, or repairing crumbling damage to a small area of concrete are among the most common reasons why concrete would need to be cut out and removed.

However, you don't want to rely on a general contractor to get the job done. Concrete sawing might seem as simple as putting the right blade on the saw, but the process is actually more intricate than that. A professional will accomplish the task appropriately and safely.

They Use the Right Equipment

Professionals who specialize in concrete sawing usually have more appropriate tools for the job than someone who performs a wide variety of handyman-type jobs. Companies who operate concrete sawing businesses are much more likely to invest in the big tools that make the job easier, more precise, more attractive, and safer. For example, a concrete sawing business is more likely to have a variety of saws and blades. This means that they can select the right saw and right saw blade depending on where they are sawing the concrete. They are also more likely to have a range of saw blade sizes so the job you need done is completed as quickly and accurately as possible.

They Are Well-Trained

Individuals and companies that specialize in concrete sawing usually have more advanced training than a do-it-all handyman. This means they are well versed in safety measures, such as how to remove a large concrete slab once it's been cut from the wall, what safety gear to wear, and what blade and other equipment to use for each job. They are also more likely to follow the Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines involving the safety of sawing and removing concrete.

They Follow Dust Exposure Protocol

Sawing concrete causes a great deal of dust to puff up into the air. If this dust is breathed in, it can cause health problems. Silica dust, which comes from concrete, is very fine and can be inhaled deep into the lungs. In fact, inhaling silica dust can cause silicosis, a health condition that can later cause lung fibrosis. Professional concrete sawing companies will take measures to reduce the amount of dust, such as using wet saws or vacuum systems. They will also wear proper equipment, such as masks, to reduce the risk that they will inhale the dust.