Concrete Trenching – Saw Jockey Concrete Cutting – Salt Lake City, Utah

When you need a portion of your concrete slab removed (e.g., to move or add plumbing pipes or electrical conduit) it is called “trenching”.  In open spaces, using a flat saw to trench is ideal.  If space is limited around the desired trench, a hand saw is the tool we will use.

Trenching - Saw Jockey Concrete Cutting

Trenching – Saw Jockey Concrete Cutting

Trenching - Saw Jockey Concrete Cutting

Trenching – Saw Jockey Concrete Cutting

 

When calling in a trenching job, here are some of the issues that you will want to address:

  • Location of the project – How close can we get our truck to the project (think large heavy U-Haul . . .many people do not like us using their driveway)?  Is the cutting to be done in a basement, driveway . . .
  • Access – Do we need to go up or down stairs to get to the project?  Go through finished space?  How close to walls (or other obstacles) will the cuts be?
  • Slurry – When trenching, the saw uses water for cooling and lubrication.  This creates a mix of concrete and water called slurry.  How do you want it dealt with (e.g., vacuum it up and dispose onsite/offsite or squeegee it into the trench once it is exposed).
  • Overcuts – is it allowable to overcut the corners? (see our blog post on overcuts to understand why this is needed)
  • Removal – Once the perimeter of the trench is cut, what do you want to do with the interior concrete?  Here are a few removal options (note: the cost of the project goes up as you move down the list):
    • Leave it for you to remove
    • Flip it out of the trench and you remove
    • Flip it out of the trench and we remove

Please contact Saw Jockey Concrete Cutting of Salt Lake City, Utah if you have questions about a concrete cutting or core drilling need (a very popular service is Window Expansions).  We are committed to giving our customers excellent quality work in a timely fashion at a reasonable price.

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