5 Tips on How to Safely Cut Concrete

Updated: Jun 22

Concrete cutting can be a big part of building or renovation projects.

For a variety of reasons, it’s sometimes necessary to cut through surfaces or structures made from concrete or reinforced concrete. When performed correctly, this type of work can prove critical to the timely completion of a personal or commercial project. However, poorly done concrete cutting can lead to a serious waste of both time and money.

Concrete cutting requires incredible precision, proper training, and the right equipment. Due to the complexity of the job, it should be a task reserved only for professionals.

There are many ways to cut concrete and various types of cutting machinery to get it done. In building or concrete demolition projects, the cuts can vary in depth and length. This is why a precise and well-trained hand is needed to ensure that the cuts are created in the exact size they should be.

The type of cut needed for each project should also be used as a basis for the type of equipment to be used to cut the concrete. Whether you’re looking to cut curved or straight, deep or subtle lines, there is always the right equipment to get the job done.

​Regardless of whether you need to cut concrete to create windows or doors or simply would like to get concrete floor sawing services, professional contractors can get these done for you. In fact, there is a specific machine to ensure safe and precise concrete cutting for your project, and the right contractor should know which one to use.

Here are 5 safety guidelines we follow to make sure we get the job done the right way, the first time...

  1. Pick the right tool For the sake of accuracy, efficiency and safety, all concrete cutting should be done with a specialized saw, not tools designed for other uses.

  2. Wear proper safety gear Wear steel-toed boots when operating, gloves, and a respiratory mask.

  3. Know what’s behind the concrete The concrete used for weight-bearing surfaces and structures is often embedded with metal rebar. In addition, any given structure or surface may contain some form of embedded wiring or piping. As a rule, it’s dangerous to cut through concrete without knowing what may lie underneath the visible surface.

  4. Use trained personnel Concrete saws are not general-use worksite tools. While an untrained person can probably start a saw and make basic cuts, reliance on someone without the proper training and experience greatly increases the risks for poor quality work that fails to meet acceptable standards for accuracy.

  5. Pay Attention to your blades If your saw’s cutting blade isn’t sharp enough, it will make cutting through material more time-consuming and less effective. The dull blade can witness overheating while in use and thus get broken or damaged other way. Using a dull blade will also produce more dust during operation. In short, cutting with a blunt cutting head can shorten your saw’s lifespan.

If you’re looking for professional concrete cutters for your project, we are your trusted local contractor that has the manpower and machinery to provide the services you need.

Give us a call today for a FREE estimate on your project! 605-334-4700



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