National Drilling Services provides expansion joint cutting at sites all around the UK and even beyond. Our operatives work with a number of major UK floor laying companies. Some of these floor laying businesses have asked us to work with them beyond our shores at sites in the Channel Islands on Jersey and Guernsey. We understand the varying requirements and the importance of precise expansion joint cutting no matter what kind of floor type. We can provide expansion joint cutting services for super flat surfaces with tight tolerances or at the other end of the spectrum we also work on external transport yards. To find out more about our expansion joint cutting services see our web page https://www.nationaldrilling.co.uk/expansion-joint-sawing-manchester/.
When to carry out expansion joint cutting?
The optimum time to carry out expansion joint cutting is around 24 hours after the floor or surface has been poured. However there are variables to this according to the weather and humidity condition. The time of year can also have an impact on timing of expansion joint cutting, as this will affect the average temperature as well as the hours of light. It is important not to cut the concrete too soon so as to avoid dislodging the aggregate particles or creating an unravelled edge which could lead to weaknesses in the floor. The team of operatives at National Drilling Services know exactly how to perform the best expansion joint cutting and can operate at any hour of the day or night according to the environmental or site situation and requirements. Our specialist expansion joint cutting equipment can cut to a range of depths and widths according to the concrete slab dimensions, your site plans and construction drawings. You can send us your site plans and drawings if necessary to our email email@example.com.
Why do we need expansion joints to be cut?
Expansion joints are cut in concrete to help extend the life of the floor or concrete slab and to help prevent cracking. Cracking can occur if there are no expansion joints and the concrete slab expands and contracts due to changes in temperature or humidity. The size of the expansion joint cut is relative to the depth and area of the concrete floor.
To discuss your concrete expansion joint cutting requirements you can contact us on 0161 443 2822.