Due to undesired cracking that develops in concrete, saw-cutting plays a crucial role to combat this inevitable issue. Saw cutting involves the formation of intentional breaks (also called joints) in concrete, through the use of specialized cutting tools.
The purpose of saw cutting is to prevent permanent slab damage by relieving stress concentrations and controlling or minimizing the size and location of cracks, due to shrinkage and other contributing factors.
The idea behind saw cutting is to decide where the cracks should occur and ensure they develop in a straight line instead of in a problematic, random fashion. Pre-planned cracks provide a better finish concrete product in addition to the controlled cracks being formed in targeted areas where they can be monitored.
An array of contributors are culprits for undesired, invasive cracking, including:
Because concrete will randomly crack due to temperature changes as well as when its volume changes, as it dries, it is, for this reason, that joints must be embedded in concrete pavements and slabs to allow the concrete to crack in a straight line at the joint. Saw cutting remains the most effective and efficient method of producing contraction joints.
Prime Asphalt ensures your saw cutting needs are met with professionalism, precision and ideal timing. Our highly-trained personnel follow demanding guidelines regarding concrete placement. Crack-resistant concrete is no accident, but is the product of proactive planning.
Saw cuts must be installed early enough in the curing stage and cut to the correct depth! The window of opportunity for effective saw cutting must be adhered to, or the effectiveness of the cutting will be severely compromised. Saw cutting that takes place too soon can cause raveling or loosening of material, which can result in depressions; and saw cutting too late will result in uncontrolled cracking. A timely saw cut operation takes multiple variables into consideration:
If your Fort Worth saw cutting need is residential, commercial or industrial, Prime Asphalt offers decades of experience to get the job done correctly, precisely and on time!
Call our office today; and we will address your saw cutting inquires, on the spot! Our experts are here for you!
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