Safety Tips For Concrete Core Drilling

Core drilling is the process of creating very precise, rounded holes in concrete walls, floors or ceilings to make room for pipes and other services like plumbing, ducts, cables and phone lines. Core drilling can also be used to take samples of concrete for strength testing purposes. Depending on the type of project and the number of holes to be drilled, it’s possible to do core drilling by hand or by mounting a rig.Check this out :

Whether a contractor is taking a core sample or using core drills to create openings in concrete for other reasons, safety is always a priority. It’s important to have a plan in place before starting, and to know where you want to drill. If you’re unsure, a survey of the area from a rig or even a walk-through with maintenance or design personnel will help. Before you start drilling, be sure to check for services like gas, electrical or sewer lines as they can be incredibly dangerous if drilled into.

Precision in Practice: Mastering Concrete Core Drilling Techniques

Always wear safety goggles or glasses when working with a concrete core drill. If the concrete bit shatters, it could fling fragments into your eyes and cause severe damage. It’s also important to use water when coring as it will reduce heat and friction, help the bit last longer and flush away any dust that’s created during the cutting process. Also, be sure to work in an exclusion zone adequate to keep other contractors or the general public safe from your concrete cutting and drilling efforts.