A Concrete Cutter is not the stereotypical tradesperson that you think of when you hear the term “concrete cutter.” While most people think of concrete cutting as a place where they hand large, dangerous machines that must be kept well hidden to avoid accidents, a concrete cutter actually consists of three parts. These parts include a pedestal that holds the piece of equipment, a chain holding the piece to the pedestal, and a heavy duty saw that is used to cut through concrete. If any of these pieces are damaged or cease to function, the whole machine is considered to be useless and the company who owned it loses their ability to make concrete.
Size: This is probably the biggest job of a converter. Location: Concrete cutters are usually located underground where it is safer and more convenient. Industry: Most work on the Construction site. Earnings: Full-time concreters on average wages make around $2,000 per week. Part-time operators can make anywhere from $1,500 – to more than $20,000 per week.
The Concrete Cutter also must be sturdy enough to withstand the weight and weather conditions. Many concreters use cast concrete forms instead of poured concrete for this reason. However, this is not always the best solution for the weather conditions and will require a great deal more upkeep and attention to cleanliness and safety. In addition, it requires special tools that some companies do not carry.
If your job is to pave driveways and patios, concreters will generally cut small holes to expose the aggregate concrete slabs for the paving mix. Once the concrete has set, these exposed aggregate concrete slabs are put in a hopper and moved along a paved path by machinery. After the path is finished, the hopper is removed, the polished concrete is poured into the cut holes and the concreters are moved to a new location to continue the pouring process. They are also able to pave driveways and walkways for pedestrians, making them a great value for your money. You should expect the job to take at least two days to complete.
Concrete concreters do not specialize or work on only one type of pavement. For example, they may also grind and level individual slabs for driveways and walkways to give them a nice even and flat surface. In addition, concreters may also apply a sealant and primer to newly poured concrete slabs before they are installed in public places such as sidewalks. Concrete finishing is becoming a popular home improvement and do-it-yourself project because it is so simple and inexpensive.
The best way to determine which concreting company you should use is to ask to see some of the work they have done in the past. If they have only done a few concreting jobs then they may be inexperienced or just not very good at what they do. When searching for a good concreter it is important to find a company that has been in business for a long time and has many satisfied customers. It is also a good idea to contact a few different companies and get price quotes so that you can make an informed decision regarding the cost of the concrete you want to have poured. Happy concreting!