Flat sawing (also called slab sawing)
Is used to create openings and trenches in order to complete such tasks as creating control joints or laying underground wires and pipes.
From a small score to deep cuts, our flat saws cut a range of depths through both asphalt and concrete. Penhall uses saws equipped with a diamond blade to cut flat, horizontal concrete and asphalt surfaces to depths of up to 33 inches.
With equipment and labor resources throughout the country, Penhall’s dedicated team of flat saw operators have both the horsepower and manpower to meet your needs.
Generally used for HVAC, window, and doorway openings, our wall saws are incredibly precise.
Operated remotely, our saws cut to the shallowest and deepest depths. In stark contrast to other removal techniques, wall sawing uses low vibration, which minimizes collateral damage when removing concrete from an existing structure.
Penhall uses track-mounted wall cutting saws to ensure straight cuts and professional results.
Can be operated remotely
Are configured for almost any angle to aid in the extraction of waste slabs
Make precise cuts up to 38 inches deep
Sometimes, concrete structures are too large or awkward to accommodate traditional concrete saw cutting.
The material might be too tough, or there may be limitations on workspace and time. We use an innovative approach with wire sawing where other methods don’t cut it, providing an ideal solution that imposes virtually no limits on sawing depth.
This solution can be used above grade, below grade, or underwater.
Using diamond impregnated beads strung on multi-stranded cable, our skilled wire sawing team guides the diamond wire onto a series of hydraulically or electrically-driven flywheel pulleys and positions the wire at the exact location that needs to be cut for your application.
Penhall’s diamond saw wire cutting expertise provides several unique benefits for our clients, including:
Safe, efficient, and cost effective.
Can be applied to structures of any depth or length including lock and dam retrofits, bridge pier modifications, industrial plant and process facility upgrades, metal engine blocks, nuclear decommissioning, steam generator replacements and plant maintenance outages.
Performs consistently in confined spaces—including underwater—and leaves minimal impact on the environment.
Creates clean, precise cuts through heavy rebar, plate steel, embedded steel beams, and heavily reinforced concrete.
Allows for mass concrete removal without breakage, dust, or vibration.
Eliminates over-cutting at corners and structural damage.
Equipment is fully portable so cuts can be performed from any position.
We use a variety of handsaws ranging from electric, gas, and hydraulic powered. Primarily used for tight quarters and situations where hand demolition is needed, our sawing options have you covered.