When a new building is constructed, there are many openings needed in the concrete of the structure. The holes serve a variety of purposes, from plumbing systems to electrical frameworks. The method of forming these openings using a core drill is referred to as concrete core drilling.
A core drill is made of a cylindrical hollow drill, with a diamond core drill bit. Because diamond is the hardest naturally occurring substance on earth, it has the ability to cut through almost everything when enough pressure is applied. Core drilling concrete is low-noise and non-percussive, which makes it a popular choice for construction projects.
How Does Core Drilling Concrete Work?
The diamond concrete drill bit is a necessity for successful concrete core drilling. The drill is attached to the floor or surface using an anchor for stability. Once the drill has completed the process, there will be concrete inside the drill bit, often referred to as “the slug” or “the core”.
The core can be extracted from the drill’s hollow center and examined to assess the composition and integrity of the drilled structure. The resulting hole in the surface will be uniform throughout the structure and can then be used for the necessary systems.
Why Is It Used?
Core drilling concrete is a popular method for concrete cutting, and for good reason. Using a core drill has many advantages over other concrete cutting methods. The process of core drilling quickly and efficiently produces clean and accurate holes. Compared to other methods, coring creates less mess and less noise during the process. Because the diamond drill bit is so durable, it also allows for the extended life of the drill.
Due to their strength, diamond drill bits are more challenging to chip and damage, which makes for a smoother hole. Additionally, their ruggedness allows for concrete drilling companies to move from job to job without having to worry about the strength of the drill bits. This results in peace of mind and satisfaction from customers.
When Is It Used?
The majority of construction projects can benefit from core drilling. Whether the project is for a large parking garage or a small space that needs wiring, core drilling concrete can make the process easier.
Coring can be used on ceilings, walls, floors, and anywhere in a structure that requires a hole. Common applications for core drilling include:
- HVAC Systems
- Plumbing Systems
- Electrical Frameworks
- Sewer Systems and Manholes
- Building Construction
- Concrete Sample Analysis
Contact The Core Drilling Professionals
At Interstate Sawing and Demolition, our team has a vast knowledge of core drilling concrete. As a leader in concrete cutting and concrete demolition since 1996, we have the knowledge and expertise to get a job done quickly and efficiently. We use state-of-the-art equipment to drill holes with ease. No matter how big or small the project is, Interstate Sawing and Demolition can handle any cement coring job.
Contact us today for your core drilling needs.