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Advance Drilling and Sawing continues to be the leader in the field on concrete drilling and sawing throughout Western Australia.

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Advance Drilling and Sawing continues to be the leader in the field on concrete drilling and sawing throughout Western Australia.

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Advance Drilling and Sawing continues to be the leader in the field on concrete drilling and sawing throughout Western Australia.

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What are the advantages of diamond cutting systems over conventional concrete removal methods?

Every project presents different challenges and conditions but as a rule, the advantages of using a diamond cutting system over more conventional concrete removal methods include:

  • Reduced downtime;
  • Precision cutting;
  • Maintenance of structural integrity;
  • Reduced noise, dust and debris;
  • Limited-access cutting; and
  • The ability to cut heavily reinforced concrete.

The table below goes into further detail

DIAMOND CUTTING
SYSTEMS

CONVENTIONAL REMOVAL SYSTEMS

TIME
Fast
Slow, methodical
Fewer operators
Labour-intensive
Preliminary work possible
Preliminary work not possible
Cuts rebar and other materials
Extra metal cutting equipment required
DIMENSIONAL TOLERANCE
Precise cuts
Uncontrolled openings
Limited patchwork required
Extensive patchwork required
STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
Vibration free
High impact vibration causes micro-fractures of concrete
Ability to remove large amounts of concrete
Potential damage to remaining structures while maintaining structural integrity or nearby equipment
NOISE, DUST, DEBRIS
Non-disruptive to surrounding operations
Disruptive
Relatively quiet
Loud
Pieces cut to size
Creates rubble
Dust free
Extremely dusty
Large bulk removal capacity
Time-consuming clean-up
LIMITED ACCESS
Remote operations possible
Inflexible equipment
Cuts in close spaces
Restricted movement
Underwater operations possible
Underwater operations difficult or impossible
Easily cuts around existing pipes, existing
Difficult to work around piping and fixtures and equipment electrical equipment

Information courtesy of http://www.iacds.org/global_pdfs/IACDS_BROCH_E_04.pdf

 

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