Concrete Diamond Drilling
Diamond drilling is the most efficient method of forming holes through concrete, block/brickwork, natural stone and a multitude of other building materials and can be used to penetrate any thickness of wall or floor.
Concrete drilling requires specialised skills, using advanced technology, to obtain a high level of precision, essential to avoid unnecessary damage to structures while achieving an optimum aperture for the desired cables or pipework to pass through.
At Hawes Diamond Drilling, we have the skillset and the equipment to meet the challenges and constraints encountered on construction sites, whether for new build or reconstruction projects. Quiet and dust free, with low vibration, the techniques we employ use a wide variety of wet and dry drill rigs to enable us to work in confined spaces, at difficult angles and in inverted positions.
Where more traditional concrete cutting methods are not deemed suitable, we can use stitch drilling to create a series of repetitive overlapping holes that forms larger openings of any shape or dimension. Diamond drilling can also be used to create holes in concrete for core samples to be analysed, or for anchor bolts to be inserted.
Case study – The View Hotel
In 2015 we were successful in winning the contract to strip out the original mezzanine bar area including the concrete parapet wall and ceiling feature of this eye-catching hotel situated along Eastbourne’s seafront.
Throughout the duration of the contract we had both time and noise constraints due to the work we had to carry out on the concrete frame which was extremely noisy! The hotel had lots of meetings and conferences running as well which meant we were limited to early starts, end of day working and lunch hours.