Diamond Wire Sawing, although not as common as the other types of concrete sawing, is the perfect choice when a job requires the removal of a substantial piece of concrete. It is the best choice on projects such as the dismantling of power plants, large bases, dams, bridges or chimney stacks. Holmes is experienced in the removal of heavy pieces of concrete.
This innovative technique originated in quarries to extract stone, making it ideal for cutting thick and reinforced concrete. A multi-strand cable with diamond segments is threaded through a series of pulleys and is continuously pulled through the concrete. Since virtually no concrete structure or cross-section is too large to cut, wire saws are used when other cutting methods are impractical. It is also highly efficient where work space is restricted. The only restrictions are the lifting and removal specifications of the job. A recent project undertaken by Holmes required them to cut the Tug Jetty Caissons at the Durban Harbour Widening Project into 720Ton sections with each cut being 8m wide x 15m deep.« prev | next »