Knowing More About Concrete Core Drilling

Concrete core drilling is a mechanical process of drilling perfectly round- shaped holes in any concrete structures. Among any other concrete cutting services, diamond core cutting tool  is considered as the most popularly used because of its low noise, dust-free, and non- percussive process. In fact, professionals can make round holes on horizontal and vertical surfaces of concrete with the help of the drilling tools as well as the concrete ceilings if necessary. Complete drilling operation is followed by the removal of the slug of concrete from the hole. Therefore, concrete removal services are performed after a series of processes involved in drilling and concrete cutting.




Core drilling has many applications but generally it is used for utility penetrations. For instance, core holes are required for making way for water pipes, steam pipes, sewer lines, phone lines, computer pipes, etc. through concrete structures. Moreover, concrete cutting services are needed to assist works of plumbing, electric wiring, heating, etc. as well as for underground constructional works like vault taps and manhole taps.


Another type of core drilling is known as line drilling or line coring, which is characterized by a series of core holes drilled in a row overlapping one another in order to remove a large part of the concrete. This method is usually used where other concrete cutting methods are difficult to apply or in removing rectangular and square- shaped concrete pieces, too.


Basically, a concrete drilling tool is made of a steel tube and diamond segments are attached at its drilling end. The core drilling machine is normally attached to the floor or surface with the help of either a vacuum pressure or with an anchor and bolt. On the other hand, handheld core drills are also used by professionals for concrete cutting.

Now you already have an idea on core drilling functions and applications which will help you  in your future concrete cutting activities whether at work or in your home. You may search online for websites or look for print ads and posters  that show a list of companies that offer concrete cutting services. If you want to do it by yourself, then there are some companies that allow you to rent their products that suit the required cutting tool for your concrete drilling job. This ensures you that you are using the proper core drilling equipment. But for large industrial and commercial units, it is much better to get in touch with professional concrete cutters because you will definitely get a fast and effective service whereas you can take up a lot of time and energy doing it yourself.