Concrete cutting prices depend on the type of concrete you need to cut, the equipment used to do it, and whether you hire professionals or do it yourself. The concrete cutting cost per metre in length is based on the depth of the cut, increasing from around $15 for 100mm depth to $100+ for 300mm depending on various characteristics. Services may charge separate concrete cutting prices for different types of concrete, such as pavements, walls and suspended slabs. If you want an idea of concrete cutting cost estimates, read this guide to learn:
When Is Concrete Cutting Needed
There can be many reasons why you need to have concrete cut.
– If you’re renovating, you may need to neatly remove part of a concrete slab while leaving the rest of the slab intact.
– You might need to have expansion joints cut into concrete to help prevent them from cracking.
– You might want to cut concrete into manageable sized pieces to make it easier to remove and dispose of.
Whatever the reason, there’s a concrete cutting tool that can do the job.
Professional Concrete Cutting Prices
The concrete cutting cost per metre is based on the depth of the cut, increasing from around $15 for 100mm depth to $40 for 300mm. Services may charge separate concrete cutting prices for different types of concrete, such as pavements, walls and suspended slabs.
The type of concrete surface you have will also affect concrete cutting prices. For example, exposed aggregate concrete (pebblecrete) and surfaces containing concrete floor heating can cost more than plain concrete.
Concrete cutters will recommend the most appropriate tool based on your needs. A fully equipped concrete cutting, coring and drilling company will have a variety of floor sawing machines on hand. For some types of work, an electric machine might be appropriate, while a bigger job might require a petrol or diesel powered saw.
As a rule, the pros only use hand-held saws when a job makes using more stable and powerful wheeled cutters impractical or impossible. For any kind of “floor sawing” (sawing concrete on a large, relatively flat surface), the heavier equipment is always preferred because it is faster, safer and more accurate than hand held equipment. This also means higher concrete cutting prices, but you’ll save on labour cost.
It’s also sometimes necessary to use sophisticated radar scanning equipment to locate metallic objects, cables and other objects under the concrete that may pose a danger or need to be worked around.
Getting Prices For Concrete Cutting
Concrete cutting services rarely give quotes until they’ve completed a site inspection. Every job is different, and while two jobs may sound exactly alike, upon closer inspection, one might pose greater access problems than another or require heavier equipment and more time to complete.
Most concreting companies also have concrete cutting equipment. If you need both concreting and cutting done, you’ll probably get the best price if you get quotes from these services for all your concreting needs rather than separate concreting and cutting quotes. However, for big cutting, drilling, concrete removal and other related work on existing concrete, you may be better off getting quotes from companies that specialise in these types of jobs.
Whichever service you choose, check that they are licensed and insured, as your state requires, and that they have experience with the type of work you need.
If you are looking for a specialist concrete cutting company who uses only the best practices to get the job done right, then please call us at Big Cut Sawing on 0409 066 660 or contact us through our website www.bigcutsawing.com.au