What is Slab Sawing?
Slab sawing, which has also been known as flat sawing, features a diamond blade that is mounted on a walk-behind machine that needs only one operator. A slab saw is the quickest and most efficient way to cut concrete and can typically cut any level of precision up to 24” in depth. A slab saw is used primarily to cut horizontal flat concrete surfaces such as runways, floors, curbs and roadways. The applications for slab sawing are virtually endless and can be used on a variety of structures both indoors and outdoors. In addition, the advantages to slab sawing is that it causes less stress and structural damage on surrounding surfaces and results in a more accurate, precise cut.
Slab Sawing Applications:
• Making penetrations or openings in concrete floors to access and repair a broken water pipe or sewer line.
• Used for controlled demolition work to break up and remove the whole or even just unwanted sections of patios, driveways, pool decks or walkways.
• Highway, street or sidewalk repairs
• Cutting expansion and control joints
• Cutting plumbing and electrical trenches in slabs
• Residential, Industrial and commercial improvements
• Construction of structural foundations
• Preparation for new footing installations in existing structures
• Preparation for new structural slab openings for stairways, elevators, mechanical penetrations, etc.