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Concrete Floor Sawing Project

North West

The project

TSL Projects needed our assistance with lowering the height of a newly laid concrete floor inside a building in the North West. Working in sections, we used one of our floor saws to cut up and remove the concrete slab of the floor bit by bit, which achieved the required height reduction requested by the client. 

The deadline for this project was relatively tight, but we worked quickly and efficiently to get the job done within the week. Throughout the project, we followed all regulations to keep everyone involved safe, and worked diligently to meet the needs of our client in the allotted time frame. 

Floor sawing 

In order to reduce the height of the floor accurately, we needed to cut up and remove the entire concrete slab that had been used during the initial construction of the building. This involved using a floor saw to cut the slab into more manageable 1m squares, each of which was 200mm deep, so that they could be removed with ease. Cutting the slab into smaller, precise pieces meant the concrete waste was easier to remove at the end of the job. 

We then used one of our smaller excavators to pick up each of the waste pieces and carry them outside to the pallets where they’d be taken away to make sure that the site was left looking clean and tidy for the client. 

Health and safety

When cutting concrete, especially indoors, it’s important to take all of the proper precautions and ensure that the room is properly ventilated. Whilst we were all wearing the required safety equipment, it’s always important to try and get fresh air flowing through the room to reduce the amount of dust where possible. This is because the dust produced in the sawing process often contains crystalline silica, which can be extremely harmful to the lungs when inhaled. 

To make sure that our workspace was safe, we used the five extractor fans in the room to help expel some of the dust that we were producing and keep introducing clear air into the room. Another safety precaution that we took was using a fume gauge and frequently checking it to make sure that the room was as clear of hazardous fumes as possible. This was all done alongside wearing the standard respirator and safety glasses to provide extra protection.

So, what did the client think?

By providing a reliable service with excellent cleanliness standards, we always put the needs of our clients first. This project meant working hard to meet an urgent deadline which we managed to achieve, and our client was very satisfied with the work we did.