Santa Ana California Flat Sawing
Concrete cutting involves several different types of saws and services. If you're looking to cut concrete on horizontal surfaces, you may actually be looking for what's called "flat sawing". Flat sawing concrete is a relatively simple process that can be used for a variety of purposes. Perhaps you need to access plumbing or wiring that lays underneath the cement foundation of your home or business? This technique would be used to cut out a section large enough that you could access the required materials. You may possibly need to reduce the size of a concrete slab? A concrete flat saw would be used to cut off and dispose of the unneeded pieces.
Whatever the case, we're ready to help you with each and every one of your flat sawing needs. Give us a call today, whether you want to learn how to cut concrete floor or know the price of cutting a concrete slab!
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How The Process Works
Saw cutting concrete slabs and floors is a fairly simple process. It involves a few measurements and a chalk line to begin with. This helps us measure out the area in need of repair and make straight, accurate cuts. If you need plumbing or wiring to be repaired, it would be wise to have a plumber or electrician come out and identify the break so that we know exactly where to work. If the lines aren't buried under a gravel of layer, careful cuts will need to be made slowly in order to avoid damaging the pipe or culvert further. Once we've reached an appropriate depth, we'll go ahead and use a concrete chisel to clean up around the edges before the repair is started.
Once our measurements have been made, we'll grab our slab saw, the machine we use for cutting through concrete floors in Santa Ana, and begin the process. These machines are generally powered by gasoline, but if we're inside, such as in your basement or garage, we'll opt to use our propane fueled saw. Flat sawing inside with a gas-powered machine can be loud and dangerous due to carbon monoxide filling the room.
The saw we use generally sprays water into the working area. This helps both cool the blade and lubricate the cutting surface, as well helps keep dust down in the air. After we've finished flat sawing in your Santa Ana CA home or business, we'll proceed to clean up the working area, remove our machinery, and double check with you to make sure that no more work needs to be completed!
The Flat Sawing Tools Used
Here at Big Bob's we use only the best tools available. When it comes to flat sawcutting concrete slabs in Santa Ana CA, we tend to use a "slab saw" outfitted with a diamond embedded blade. Depending on the size of these projects, our machine will either be powered by hand or actually self-driven. Self-driven machines are essential when we are going to be making several deep cuts or moving over long distances. These saws can also be attached to a water source which then sprays into the working area. This helps keep dust down, cools the saw, and lubricates the cutting surface.
When using a saw, we prefer to use diamond embedded blades. These parts are made from steel that actually has diamonds mixed into the edges. They're sharper, cut cleaner, and last longer than any other of your typical hybrid products. We carry different sizes with us, all depending on the depth of cuts we will be making at the job site and how long we will be using each blade. Harder blades stand up better to deep cuts or jobs where water can't be used to cool down the area. These parts cost hundreds of dollars each, so we do our best to make sure that each one is well taken care of in order to extend its lifetime.
Quality Concrete Slab Sawing
Here at Big Bob's we strive to be the best concrete cutting company in Santa Ana. Our contractors are well trained, and not only offer you superior service but great communication as well! Our goal is to make sure that all of your needs are met at a fair price! If you're not happy with the saw cut joints in your concrete slab or the piece we removed from your patio, let us know! We'd be more than happy to help and make things right! Give us a call today at 714-477-7330 and we'll get you a free quote! Fast and easy, no hassle, just a price!