Any on-going or future construction project would require a drilling to happen on site for several of purposes for which they would want to use the underground space. Core-drilling can be referred to as a less time-taking process, which lets you dig in the ground or in concrete sooner without much complexity and struggle. There have been a few automated machines that come up in the industry, which make the job all easier.
What does it Involve?
For people who do not know, core drilling involves precise hole-making in a piece of concrete or earth. The drilling that happens should be gone about with absolute care and with the correct pressure that would not damage the entire piece or shake its strength. The process includes making next to perfect round holes in a concrete slab, wall, ceiling, or even flooring. If you are wondering why this is done, it’s because the electricity, gas and other pipelines that you use at your home, workplace, etc. are to be put in these holes for their easy passage and not causing much disturbance to the aesthetics.
The most common tools used in this process are usually the ones used in diamond core drills. The machine used mostly has some diamond segments present on the end of the drill along with a steel tube that is impregnated on it. The drill is then put right in front of the slab or the piece of concrete that requires holes and a solid perfect concrete cylinder is then drilled out to create round hole.
Tips for Drilling Correctly and Safely:
The process mentioned above sounds like a complex job and if done wrong, it can damage either the object or even the operator. There are certain tips and guidelines you should adhere to if you want to operate a core drilling machine safely and correctly.
- Choose the Right Machine: Let’s start with getting the right pre-requisites. As you know concrete is everywhere these days, so will concrete drilling be everywhere. And, for concrete drilling, what you require is an efficient and accurate drill machine. Because of the abundance of concrete, there is an enormous number of machines available in the market. But, importance lies in choosing the right type. If you own a machine or going to rent it from somewhere, it is of an immense importance that the machine fits your way of application. Choose the machine that would help you better with your drilling.
- Inspection: Inspecting is the next important step that will help you drill better. For starters, check whether the machine is unplugged. Now, check if all the wires are intact and no loose ends are present. Also, check if the vacuum seal is correctly placed and intact for the right working of the machine. There might be some oil or grease on the machine, do yourself a favor and wipe it off. You might also want to apply some lubrication to the core drilling machine to ease the process.
- Put Safety First: Once you’ve checked it all and ready for smooth drill procedure, make sure you have all the necessary equipment that might come in handy in between. Keep a pair of leather gloves close while using the machine. Put your fingers at a distance from the drill if you don’t want any kind of injury. Do not force too much out of the machine, work on its possible capabilities. If you are not too sure about a safe drill procedure, feel free to call any professional for the help, as drilling can prove to be a risky job if you do not have much knowledge about it.
Above mentioned were some important points that will broaden your knowledge about core drilling. Make sure you apply all the safety procedures before you try it out.