Concrete core drilling is an innovative technology that allows cylindrical cores to be extracted from concrete walls or floors. Using different drills, cores of different diameters can be drilled and taken out of your surfaces within a very short time. The drills are water-cooled to ensure dust isn't blown into your rooms. Below, find some handy applications where you can apply this technology during construction, renovations, repairs or installations at home.
If you want to find out what the inner sections of your concrete walls or floors look like, or are made of, the easiest way to go about it is to core drill and extract samples. This can be done when testing a property for dampness or alkalinity. It can also be used to check for concrete cancer in spalling walls. Core samples can also be obtained to check the concrete strength before deciding to expand the development or before planning a demolition.
Electrical wires have to be passed throughout your property to provide power to power points and lighting features to different rooms. Concrete core drilling can be used to remove small cores and create neat passageways through which electrical wires can be passed through walls. This is much easier and cheaper than passing the wires across walls, as it would mean destroying parts of the walls before rendering and painting them again.
You can also seek concrete core drilling services if you need to install electrical equipment in your home. The drilling process can create a simple way to pass the electrical conduits across rooms. Concrete core drilling is especially helpful when installing outdoor appliances that are used indoors. These include: generators, air conditioners and heat pumps. A small core is drilled on your walls, making it possible to pass electrical conduits and install your equipment fast.
Concrete core drilling can also be used for plumbing installations as well. You can have core sections drilled on your flooring, walls and even ceiling to allow easy installation of pipes. This sort of intervention can come in handy when renovating or installing equipment such as new sinks, bathrooms, water heaters, or toilets. A core drill will create holes that are straight and very smooth, making it perfect for plumbing applications.
Telephone and data cabling
Last but not least, you can also seek core drilling services when you need to install data or telephone cables across your home. A good example is when you want to install a phone extension in the bedroom or when you want to wire internet cables to your study or to your TV. Core drilling can allow cables to be passed across rooms and through floors in a discrete manner that ensures indoor aesthetics are maintained, i.e. you won't have ugly cables visible across your walls.
If you need concrete core drilling services for any of the above services, simply seek a core drilling contractor, such as those at Allied Concrete Cutting & Drilling Pty Ltd. They will avail themselves with the needed equipment and cut out the needed cores fast and with little disturbance to your surroundings.