Concrete chasing is a fast and cost effective technique used in the construction industry to cut neat channels (known as chases) into concrete and masonry structures. Concrete chasing is commonly used on concrete walls, floors and ceilings to pave the way for conduits and pipe work. The method results in clean and accurate channels for pipework and cables.
During concrete chasing, we use a hand-held cutting machine with a diamond blade to carefully create an opening in the material being cut. The blade and guard can be set to cut the width and depth required. Parallel cuts can be created depending on the number of cables and sockets required.
Vacuum dust extraction equipment is used to control the small amount of dust that concrete chasing produces. Once the cutting is complete, a chisel, breaker or power drill is generally used to break the centrepiece.
Instead of hand-held tools, diamond floor saws can be used if deeper chases are required, or if the concrete is too hard for the hand-held grinders to achieve.