Preferred Parking
May22

Preferred Parking

Aging Parking Structure Refurbished Using Diamond Tools A deteriorated 564-space, five-story parking garage in the busy center of downtown Columbus, Ohio, has been given a new lease on life with help from a professional concrete cutting contractor. To allow the structure to be safe and fully-functional once more, the contractor performed over 750 feet of horizontal and inverted wall sawing on the garage’s 10-inch-thick concrete deck...

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A Polished Education
May22

A Polished Education

Surface Preparation Contractors go Back to School Two professional surface preparation and floor polishing contractors joined forces when faced with an outstanding, yet very challenging, opportunity that exceeded either of their individual capacities. Together, they not only completed the project under time and under budget, their high-quality workmanship delighted the client and yielded an award. The floor preparation professionals...

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Tank Busters
May22

Tank Busters

Cutter’s Calculated Assault Removes Water Storage Tank A hospital in Houston, Texas, required its existing fire suppression system water tank removed. The steel tank was 9 feet tall and 25 feet in diameter with a layer of concrete ranging from 1 to 1.5 inches thick covering the inside surface. The tank was positioned on a 12-foot-tall concrete platform in the basement of the hospital building. To remove the structure, general...

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Cutting Class
May22

Cutting Class

Core Drilling Contractor Gives Lesson in Concrete Removal A general contractor was told “shush” when it attempted to remove a substantial area of concrete from outside the library of a top-ranking university, so it called upon a specialist diamond driller to lead a class on low-noise demolition. A national utility company, Vital Energi, was faced with the task of breaking out a piece of concrete measuring 8.5 meters (27.9 feet) long,...

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Goodbye Mallet
May22

Goodbye Mallet

New Tool-less Drill Bit Introduced at BeBoSa 2017 By Michael Findeis An experienced core drilling operator certainly knows in an instance what the photographer had in mind when taking this picture. To loosen a stuck drill bit from the motor, there is often only one archaic way to do it and it involves a mallet and two 41-millimeter (1.614-inch) wrenches. During summer 2010, the national associations of Germany, Switzerland, Austria...

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