What’s in a Name? – Saw Jockey Concrete Cutting – Salt Lake City, Utah
Concrete Cutting vs Cement Cutting
Concrete Drilling (a.k.a. Core Drilling) vs Cement Drilling
Concrete Sawing vs Concrete Cutting
Various terms float around the concrete cutting industry and, being the smart people we are :-), we can typically decipher them pretty well. However, to offer our customers an instructional tidbit, here is the big difference:
Cement (most commonly Portland cement) is the powder that mixes with water to create a paste that holds aggregates (e.g., sand, gravel or crushed stone) together as it hardens (the technical word for the hardening is “cures”).
Concrete is the hardened finished product of the above mixture.
Core Drilling is the industry term for putting a round opening into concrete. We call it this because when the hole is finished, a concrete “core” is removed from the opening. See our blog post on “Core Drilling” – http://sawjockey.com/core-drilling-saw-jockey-concrete-cutting-salt-lake-city-utah/
“Concrete Sawing” and “Concrete Cutting” are pretty much interchangeable. The national organization that promotes “best practices” in the concrete modification industry is the “Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association” (and Saw Jockey Concrete Cutting is a member of this organization). In the field, “concrete cutting” is what most people use.
No matter what you call it, Saw Jockey Concrete Cutting can do any concrete cutting, concrete sawing, cement cutting, cement sawing, concrete drilling, core drilling, or cement drilling job you need done (as long as it can be done safely :-). Please contact us if you have questions about a job or would like a free quote. We are committed to giving our customers excellent quality work in a timely fashion at a reasonable price.