Diamond Drilling Services
For the most efficient method in forming holes and openings in a large variety of hard building materials, look no further than diamond drilling. Diamond drilling is suitable for drilling into reinforced concrete, brickwork and natural stone.
There is no limit in wall or floor thickness when it comes to diamond drilling. The diamond drilling system is virtually dust free and very quiet. With our various types of drill rigs, drilling can be carried out in confined spaces, at angles and even at inverted positions.
You can also use stitch drilling (drilling a series of overlapping holes) to form openings of any shape. You can even use diamond drilling to create holes for anchor bolts and for producing concrete core samples for analysis.
Diamond floor sawing is typically used to cut horizontal, flat surfaces such as concrete slabs, roads, bridge decks and car parks in order to facilitate the removal of structural sections or to form expansion joints. Diamond sawing saws are self-propelled; as such, an operator walks behind the machine in order to control the speed and depth of the cutting. For depths up to 600mm, a diesel or electrically powered machine is required.
For diamond wall or track sawing, a track mounted saw with a diamond blade is used to provide precise cuts in concrete walls or inclined surfaces. Typically this type of sawing is used to form door and window openings. Once the surface is cut, a track is attached to the surface and guides the blade very quickly and accurately through the concrete. In addition to cutting windows and doors, track-sawing equipment can also be used to cut horizontal surfaces if limited access prevents the use of floor saws. Though this method, cuts are possible up to 1000mm deep.
Diamond wire sawing is used for the removal of large sections of concrete where the depth of the concrete prevents the use of other sawing techniques. With this method, a multi-stranded diamond wire is fed at high speed across the concrete through a series of pulleys, driven by a powerful drive wheel.
Lastly, hand held sawing is available to cut openings in brickwork or block work.
Wall and Floor Chasing:
When you form channels to precise depths in brick, block or concrete for the installation of services that are electrical or mechanical in nature, you are using the chasing technique. Wall chasing is when hand held equipment with attached diamond blades are used. The blades are selected specifically for whatever material is being cut. Parallel cuts are made and the center of the channel is removed using lightweight breakers. If you are worried about dust, dust extraction equipment can be used to virtually eliminate the dust.
For floor chasing services, when forming chases in floor-slabs, floor-sawing equipment is utilised. This allows for increased productivity and for larger and deeper channels and recesses. Dust creation can also be reduced.
Hydraulic crunching is used to demolish floors, walls, staircases and other reinforced concrete structures. The way it works is simple: Pistons are mounted within lightweight frames that are placed over the exposed edge of the structure being removed. Then, the pistons are forced inwards using hydraulic pressure, which in turn crushes the concrete into rubble. This method is popular because it is non-percussive and therefore it eliminates any vibrations. It’s also dust free, uses no water, and operates silently.
Concrete busting is an effective method of controlled demolition used to remove sections of concrete. By placing bursting heads in pre-drilled holes, we are able to expand these holes using hydraulic pressure to produce cracks, effectively splitting the structure into smaller sections for removal. This method is very safe and efficient, and is dust free, as well as very quite.
For light demolition work, you need to ensure that you work within safety regulations and cause as little disruption as possible. Regardless of the equipment needed for the job, we can help you get the job done. All of our equipment is chose to perform the best demolition work for each individual project.
Scabbling is the process of reducing stone or concrete. This is a mechanical process of removing a think layer of concrete from a structure with a compressed air powered machine. A scabbling machine uses several heads, each with several carbide or steel tips that peak at the concrete. It operates by pounding a number of tipped rods down onto the concrete in rapid succession. Scabbling is used to remove road markings, surface contamination, to add a decorative or textured pattern to concrete, or to prepare a concrete surface prior to the installation of grout.
Health and Safety:
All of our men are CSCS qualified and on top of this we also carry out Quality Induction Training with them as well. It’s because of the importance we place on health and safety that we’ve never had a major incident involving any of our staff. We are also proud to be CHAS accredited and committed to CSCS.