Understanding Coring through Reinforced and Non-reinforced Concrete Surface

Concrete core cutting also known as concrete coring refers to the process of cutting cylinders of concrete out of the structure. Coring is used in many applications across various fields that include plumbing, electrical, drainage, manholes, HVAC, and structural testing. Concrete coring normally utilizes a diamond cutting drill for a specialized cutting of a perfectly round hole in any concrete.

Coring is extremely useful whenever there is a requirement for utility penetrations like plumbing, electrical wiring, and heating, and also for the creation of vaults and manholes. Both reinforced and non-reinforced types of concrete need to be treated differently and one needs to apply unique drilling methods for both to achieve the desired results. It is important to determine the right drilling equipment for efficient execution of coring on the concrete surface. It is significantly tougher to drill through reinforced concrete surfaces as it may take longer than the allied materials.

This process puts extreme pressure on the diamond core bit reinforced material is definitely tougher to cut through. Non-reinforced concrete is easier to drill through and relatively brittle. So the diamond in the core bit generates the stress to create a crack in the concrete surface.