The most common application for concrete core drilling is to provide a path through concrete foundations, walls and floors, for the installation of communications conduits, electrical conduits, mechanical systems, HVAC systems, and plumbing systems.
We utilize high-torque HILTI core rigs with diamond-tipped core barrels, to ensure we are able to drill through reinforced concrete, leaving a clean smooth finish with exact hole sizes.
Benefits of Diamond Coring:
Diamond-tip barrel cores are quicker than conventional methods (rotary-hammer). They result in a clean and smooth core finish, they eliminate the mess of dust, they provide precision coring results with no fragmentation, chipping or fractures, they do not require time-consuming repairs or restoration, and they produces very little noise or vibration.
Sensitive materials or services are commonly embedded in concrete, and can’t be seen. X-rays are often required before any construction, drilling, coring or demolition is permitted. A plastic x-ray film is placed on the location where the concrete cut/core is required, and a cobalt source emits low-level radiation from the opposite side of the concrete slab, floor, or wall, which projects the embedded re-bar, conduits, cables, and other utilities/materials on to the x-ray film.
Radiation safety is ELITE’s primary concern when X-raying in any building. A “safe zone” is created, after-hours (when the building is vacant) to ensure the working area is clear of all occupants.
Concrete Scan (GPR):
When x-rays are not convenient, concrete sanning (Ground Penetrating Radar) can be utilized to identify materials embedded in the concrete, in a similar way to an x-ray.
Because there is no radiation being emitted, GPR can be utilized at any time, without the need for a “safe zone”, providing a much more convenient method to inspect the concrete embedded materials.