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It sounds like a specialised construction area, but core drilling is one of the most common (and necessary) phases in building residential and commercial structures. It's also frequently used in everyday projects like installing phone lines, neighbourhood plumbing, HVAC ducting, setting up sprinkler systems, and so much more. So, what exactly is core drilling?
Core drilling is actually a practice that dates back to the Ancient Egyptians, who also used this technique to 'core' through geologic formations and built incredible monuments. In the modern-day context, core drilling contractors can use this drilling method for environmental industry projects, subsurface investigations (to find out if the land can support your intended design and engineering decisions), and to cut through concrete walls, floors, ceilings, and other structures. The holes can be drilled at any angle, whether horizontal or vertical.
When it comes to concrete core drilling, core drilling contractors will rely on hard coring. This type of core drilling uses two nested barrels and is used to cut through very hard material like rock or, in this case, concrete. It's also called diamond coring. Core drilling companies in St Georges Basin can drill holes as small as three-fourths of an inch to as large as 73 inches. The process is dust-free, non-percussive, and is also low on noise.
So how does it work? The process of concrete core drilling uses a diamond cutting end attached to a steel tube. First, technicians will need to perform pre-drilling clearance, which is where they mark sensitive areas to indicate rods, conduits, water mains, and more. Next, core drilling contractors will attach the rig to the floor surface using an anchor or vacuum seal. While the rig digs the hole or "cores" the surface, it is cooled by water, which reduces friction. Once the slug is drawn back up and removed, you're left with a perfect hole.
These types of drilled holes are required for construction projects in:
You can see how many of these projects are public works that affect the community you live in. That's why it's so important to ensure that the right core drilling company is responsible for your construction project.
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