Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Concrete Cutter
Concrete is all around us. Its strength, durability and versatility make it the most widely used material in construction with three tonnes per year used for every person in the world. Its very strength and durability also creates roadblocks when repairs, renovations and demolition come into play. It is understood that time and pressure weaken concrete during demolition therefore for the DIYer its only logical that breaking or cutting concrete isn’t rocket science and is a task that can be taken on to increase project savings rather than hiring a professional. Whether its wallsawing a concrete foundation for an egress window installation or slabsawing a trench for new tenant improvement plumbing, why should you hire a professional concrete cutter to complete these tasks?
1. THEY SAVE YOU MONEY & PREVENT INCONVENIENCES FROM BUYING OR RENTING EQUIPMENT
Considering the high cost of a concrete saw, diamond blades and limited rental options this can have a negative impact on budget and mental stress. Many rentals offer gas powered cutters creating emissions thus putting health and safety at risk when cutting indoors. By default electric or hydraulic saws become a great solution. However the electric cutters will need higher voltage than the typical 110v found easily in homes they also put heavy stress on the breakers which in turn trips the electrical panel frequently. These power cutters will require their own independent power sources in which a professional cutter will come equipped with resulting in added value to your project.
2. THEY’RE EFFICIENT A COMBINATION OF BRAINS AND BRAWN
All aspects of concrete work are fatiguing and time consuming especially when working under a learning curve. Efficiency is the only solution in keeping the project on course with its schedule. With the experience of a professional concrete cutting company with operator proficiency and proper cutting technique they ensure efficiency through their calculated approach in cutting and removal whether it be manually or with heavy machinery to complete the task with minimal downtime. The tenacious spirit and knowhow of the concrete cutter is much of the manual drive behind the cutting process and heavy labour endurance during the concrete removal and disposal phase. Hiring a professional contractor will absolutely ensure time saving and back saving results in comparison to tackling this on your own.
3. THEY PREVENT BROKEN BACKS AND BROKEN SUSPENSIONS
AHHH the fun and painful part [insert sarcasm here]. From scooping up rubble to lifting diced concrete slabs on a truck for disposal its very physically demanding work. With each service provided by a professional concrete cutter, the need to remove and dispose of the concrete is an additional obstruction in the finalization of sawing concrete. Loading concrete on trucks or trailers can put literally tons of stress on the suspension system of your vehicle. Renting dump trailers and locating a concrete recycler can be a process avoided returning more valuable time to the project. Backs are saved as well as potential vehicle damage. Leaving it up to a pro makes the whole process a relatively and literal a painless experience.
4. THEY EMPLOY SAFETY PROCEDURES TO REDUCE RISK OF SILICA EXPOSURE
Safety is a concern at times innocently overlooked. Silica, often referred to as quartz, is a very common mineral. It is found in materials common on construction sites, including soil, sand, concrete, masonry, rock, granite, and landscaping materials. The dust produced by cutting, grinding or drilling can contain crystalline silica particles. These particles are minute. You cannot see them. This easy to breathe silica dust causes lung disease and lung cancer. It only takes a very small amount of airborne silica dust to create a health hazard. Although water is used to contain silica dust the safety precautions remain unchanged and a professional cutter will approach this risk diligently with the wearing of appropriate dust mask. Contracting out a concrete cutter reduces risk of silica exposure and prevent unnecessary ailments.
5. THEY DELIVER PEACE OF MIND THROUGH CUSTOMER SERVICE
The manufacturing of a relationship between contractor and customer is of the utmost importance. The biggest deterrent to a construction project is poor communication. The communication between contractor and customer must be clear and direct in the procedure in which the project will be completed. A plan of action must be communicated with the customer to ensure the projects expectations will be met in a safe and efficient manner. You get the security needed knowing that the heavy, problematic and hazardous project standing between you and project completion is handled attentively. Apart from professionalism and on-budget expenditures you also gain peace of mind in hiring a professional concrete cutting company to handle these hard aspects of controlled concrete removal and disposal.
In conclusion although cutting concrete may seem feasible to the DIYer in attempts to save money it can be a project accompanied with liability, frustration, physically demanding and high probability of failure or poor results. Hiring a professional concrete cutting company will ensure a job well done that adds value to your project and delivers peace of mind.
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