Concrete Cutting & Coring
Access Concrete Cutting & Coring has recently partnered with Concrete Technology Services (“CTS”) to bring our customers even more professional expertise & services. CTS & Access share similar company values where excellent customer service is at the top of the list. Both CTS & Access offer reliable service, precise craftsmanship, practical solutions & peace of mind that the job will be performed safely. Together, CTS & Access share over 50 years of experience in the industry which offers our customers top-notch, incomparable service.
Please visit www.concretetechnologyservices.com to learn more about CTS.
Serving MD, DC, VA, WV, DE, PA
Core drilling is a fast, safe method of producing consistent diameter holes in concrete, stone, asphalt, & masonry without causing impact or vibration damage to the surrounding structure. Common applications include creating openings for plumbing, electrical, & HVAC installations & slab & roadway holes for doweling drilling, rebar tie-ins, & drainage systems.
Core drilling uses a wet cutting method utilizing a mounted drill. Our core drilling equipment can effectively create holes as small as ½“ to as large as 60” in diameter, at any angle, & depths that can exceed 50′ or more. Our selection of diesel, electric, & hydraulic core drilling equipment provides the flexibility to work in any environment.
Flat (Slab) Sawing
Flat sawing, also known as slab sawing, refers to sawing horizontal concrete surfaces such as roofs, floors, highways, & bridge decks. Typical applications include trenching for electrical & plumbing installation; creating openings for staircases, elevators, & duct work; cutting expansion & control joints; & removing sections of pavement.
Flat sawing is the most commonly used diamond-cutting method. Also called slab saws, flat saws use a blade that is mounted vertically on a saw that the operator usually walks behind. Slab sawing can eliminate the vibration & dust that comes with breaking up concrete & allow for clean pieces to be cut, instead of the irregular-shaped pieces created by a breaker.
Our equipment can flat saw concrete or asphalt up to 24″ thick, even if it is heavily reinforced. If the cutting requires deeper sawing, we may opt for wire sawing to achieve the necessary depth. We have saws to perform work in any environment & are powered by diesel, electric, or hydraulics.
Wall (Track) Sawing
Wall sawing, also known as track sawing, refers to sawing vertical surfaces, such as concrete walls, pits, or areas that cannot be accessed easily by other conventional flat-cutting equipment. It is often used for precision cuts for dimensional door, vent, & window openings.
Wall sawing utilizes a diamond blade on a portable, track-mounted system that can be used for both horizontal & vertical cuts. The wall saw technique is fast & convenient, allowing our customers to save money & valuable time. Our saws can cut into a depth of 30” in concrete using this method, or if both sides are accessible, can cut up to 60”. Our fleet includes hydraulic & electric saws, & we are equipped to work in any environment.
Wire sawing is a versatile method used to accomplish vertical, horizontal, or angled cuts of complex structures that are too large or awkward for other cutting methods or in areas with limited access. The wire saw is perfect for cutting any shape or thickness and is often applied to complex situations such as bridge pier modifications, industrial plant upgrades, generator replacements, and lock and dam retrofits.
Wire sawing is commonly used for underwater cutting, cuts in restricted or remote areas, cuts that require minimal vibration, anchor door openings, & cutting through depths which are beyond the reach of conventional tools. Wire saws are diamond-laced cables that are pushed or pulled via pulleys through the target material whilst being cooled down with water. Using this method, almost no structure is too large for us to cut, & we are only limited by the lifting & removal capacity of equipment on the job. Our fully portable equipment can be operated in any environment.
Structural Robotic Demolition
Structural demolition is the tearing down of buildings or specific structural elements, including walls, floor or roof systems, highway bridges, & foundations, either manually or by mechanical means. We employ Brokk robotic demolition equipment to carry out demolition remotely, meaning our operators do not have to be near the structure being demolished.
Our Brokk robotic demolition equipment is amongst the most highly regarded in the world, combining cutting-edge remote control technology with magnificent power for swift, efficient work. Our equipment allows us to work in tight spaces using electric power, eliminating exhaust fumes. It provides a more cost-effective, safe solution to a broad range of complex demolition projects.
Structural Imaging (X-Ray & GPR)
Structural imaging provides real-time visions of pipes, conduits, utility lines, voids, rebar, & other hazards within concrete that aren’t otherwise visible. Methods include X-ray, ground-penetrating radar, & CCTV.
CTS’s affiliate, Concrete Imaging, Inc. provides quality structural imaging & radiography services throughout the Mid-Atlantic & surrounding areas, specializing in:
- digital radiography (x-ray);
- high definition ground-penetrating radar (GPR);
- utility locating; and
- high definition CCTV pipeline inspection.
For more information or to request a quote, please visit: Concrete Imaging, Inc.
CTS is a proud member of
the Concrete Sawing &