Concrete cutting is a convenient technique that you can use if you would like to resurface your driveway. Nevertheless, just hiring a concrete cutter and getting on with the project would not be the best approach to use. Firstly, you would need to ensure that you have the appropriate safety gear so that you are not at risk of injuring yourself. Therefore, invest in a hard hat, heavy-duty gloves and eye goggles. Secondly, ensure that the area of your driveway that you will be working on is cordoned off to avoid people from wandering inside during the concrete cutting process. With those measures taken, the following additional concrete cutting tips that can help you with your DIY driveway resurfacing.
Take accurate measurements and mark your areas
For you to minimise the risk of mistakes occurring once the project is underway, it is crucial to take accurate measurements of the area that the concrete cutting will be performed. Once you have these measurements, you should make indelible marks on the concrete that will help guide you through the concrete cutting process.
Ensure that these marks stand out so that you do not incorrectly place the blades of the circular saw. Moreover, since fine dust will be produced during the process, the more conspicuous the marking, the easier they will be to see during the concrete cutting.
Lastly, the marks will also ensure that you do not go beyond what you wanted to cut, particularly if you are working on a small part of your driveway rather than resurfacing the entire stretch of concrete.
Make use of the correct blades
If you are new to concrete cutting, you may not be aware that there are different blades that you can use depending on what your project needs are. The first type of blade you could opt for is the dry-cutting diamond. This type of blade is best for small spaces that require maximum flexibility and mobility during the concrete cutting processes.
The second kind of blade that you could consider is the wet cutting diamond. This type of blade is better suited for larger driveways as it allows you to go ahead and soak the area in an attempt to reduce dust, without compromising on the cutting ability of the blade.
It should be noted that the use of water also contributes to cooling of the blades since they have a propensity of overheating when being used for extensive cutting in vast spaces.
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