When I watched Skyfall the other day, the 1st time I saw that abandoned island used as being a fortress with the villain Raoul Silva, I immediately thought “Wow, where is that?”. I wasn’t sure if it had been real or maybe a collection, it looked like something from Mad Max, nevertheless the a higher level detail on the island suggested in my experience it had been oftentimes real. The previous scene had taken place in Macau, which island was full of Chinese writing, so I did some research to ascertain if it had been real and if it would be practical for me to check out it. It was a concrete jungle that island and I couldn’t help but think of all the work a concrete cutter could make for himself there!
Begin by prepping the concrete slab or another concrete surface you are working with by thoroughly sweeping away any debris and sand. Next provide it with a good wash with a garden hose and high pressure nozzle. A scrub brush and oxygenated bleach can safely remove any algae or build up of tree debris. Fill a gallon bucket with water then scoop in 3 to 4 laundry scoops packed with oxygenated bleach. Now stir it well and immediately pour it on top of the concrete and scrub using the brush. Sprinkle stubborn stains with direct applications of the oxygenated bleach. Rinse over deck with water. Don’t worry about really bad stains, well focus on that next.
The Concrete Saw will come in two kits but one of the kits while using miter guide does not are most often available yet, the kit I received has got the saw, a 2×4 guide, a vacuum adapter, four blades as well as a hex key along with the guide. The corded tool runs on the worm drive to connect the motor for the blade having the drive turned for the blade direction hence the body in the tool is behind the blade area.
Building a plywood form is straightforward. Cut the plywood for the length and depth in the footer. The plywood represents the side in the footer or slab. It also represents the height of the slab. The factory edge of the plywood needs to be cut so that it is facing up. This way the straightest edge will be the one which the concrete slab or footing gets leveled to.
Wall sawing is more appropriately called handheld remote control track sawing. For this technique, a diamond blade is employed over a track-mounted machine and is useful for vertical and horizontal cuts. The track may be coupled to the surface and cuts up to 1.2 meters. Bolting in the track can be done under the suspended slab and the saw can be affixed to reduce upside down. Concrete cutting may be performed from both sides of concrete. It is well suited for using on steep surfaces where a flat saw or slab saw cannot provide. Wall sawing allows cuts with more precise dimensions.