5 Key Advantages Of Choosing Wet Concrete Sawing Over Dry Sawing

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Concrete sawing is a necessary part of many projects, and there are many different options from which to choose. However, one of the most fundamental choices will be between wet sawing and dry sawing. The former introduces a constant flow of water to the blade, and it offers several key advantages over dry sawing. Here are just five.

1. Faster

Having to ensure a constant flow of pressurized water might make wet cutting seem inconvenient. However, it tends to complete jobs much faster than dry cutting. This is because providing a flow of water keeps the blade cool. Since such high levels of heat are produced when cutting concrete, dry cutting often requires operators to periodically wait for the blade to cool. In contrast, wet cutting can continue with few worries about overheating.

2. Cleaner

If you've ever been around someone dry sawing concrete, you'll already know how much dust can be produced. What you might not know is just how much you can cut down on dust by opting for wet sawing over dry. Water helps prevent dust from becoming a problem, so your site is going to stay clean even after concrete has been sawn.

3. Safer

Another issue with concrete dust is its ability to get into the eyes, mouth and even lungs, which is one reason wet sawing is often considered safer than dry sawing. Wet sawing also makes the blade easier to see during operation, which reduces the risk of accidents. Finally, the fact the blade cannot become dangerously hot when constantly treated with water helps avoid the risk of burns.

4. Quieter

Sawing concrete can create more than just dust — it can also produce a lot of noise. Again, opting for wet sawing over dry sawing can help avoid this problem. With wet sawing, the friction created between the blade and the concrete is much lower, which reduces noise. This can help protect the hearing of workers and prevent arousing the irritation of neighbours when working in built-up areas.

5. Precision  

Perhaps most importantly, wet sawing generally offers far greater accuracy than dry sawing. The blade will hit the damp surface and cut through with exceptional precision. Additionally, the finish will be extremely clean. While dry sawing often produces rather rough finishes, wet sawing should provide smooth and clean cuts almost every time. This doesn't just improve the quality of your work, but it also saves you from having to manually correct any rough finishes.

For more information on concrete sawing, contact a company near you.