If you have concrete slab-sawing tasks to carry out for your work project, you need to avoid mistakes that could detract from slab sawing efficiency.
The following are seven mistakes to avoid in order to maximize the efficiency of concrete slab-sawing work:
Not using the proper saw for the task at hand
There are numerous saws to choose from that are used for concrete slab sawing. You need to choose the proper piece of equipment, from options including wet saws, walk-behind saws, handheld cutting edge saws, and diamond blade saws.
Using the wrong saw won't only detract from the efficiency of the work, but could also compromise safety.
Failing to use a blade with adequate sharpness
Sawing a concrete slab with a dull saw blade has a number of negative consequences that detract from efficiency. Using a dull blade will produce more dust; a dull blade will also make it harder to get clean cuts and will make fracturing more likely that will damage the slab during concrete sawing.
Using the same blade for every job
If you do concrete slab sawing yourself, you should have numerous blades available to choose from depending on the exact task at hand.
Certain blade types are better for certain cutting jobs. For example, a diamond-coated blade is the best option if you're sawing reinforced concrete.
Failing to take advantage of slab-sawing services
The best way to maximize efficiency if you're not highly experienced with slab sawing is to hire a slab-sawing service to do the work for you. A professional service will have all the best equipment and expertise to get the job done as efficiently as possible so you can focus on your own area of expertise.
Being unaware of the location of pipes, wires, and reinforcement materials within concrete slabs
You can damage concrete slabs and cause safety hazards if you cut into them without being aware of any reinforcement materials or utility lines that are located inside. It's therefore essential that you know what's inside your concrete before you arrange for slab-sawing work.
Cutting concrete that hasn't cured properly
If you need to have freshly poured concrete sawed, you need to wait until it cures properly before work can begin. If the concrete is too wet, it could split or fray when being sawed. On the other hand, you shouldn't wait until the concrete is completely dry or it could develop surface fractures during sawing.
Failing to control dust during concrete slab cutting
Concrete slab sawing produces copious amounts of dust. When wet saw equipment is used, the amount of dust is minimized. Dust gets in the way as work progresses and could slow work down, so it's important to do what you can to control dust production.