SOFF-CUT CONCRETE CUTTING
Soff-cut is an early entry dry cutting system that controls cracking on concrete through an early timing of the cut. Soff-cut is especially useful as a dry cutting system which can be used just hours after the concrete finishing process has been completed.
The up-cutting rotation of the blade combines with the patented skid plate by applying pressure to the surface to prevent chipping or spalling. Soff-cut concrete cutting is used when expansion cuts are needed within 2 – 8 hours of finishing concrete.
This system minimises chipping and random cracking. The concrete cutters can get the job completed on the same day the concrete is finished. It features a low noise system, which allows the system to be used in residential areas with minimal disruption. This system cuts dry with low dust which does not stain coloured concrete.
Soff-cut can also be used to cut a decorative design onto the slab incorporating the expansion joints.
Of the problems facing concrete contractors, random cracking is among the most costly and aggravating. Random cracking is particularly troubling because it immediately casts doubt on concrete quality, leading to owner dissatisfaction, call backs and disputes.
Soff-Cut has the only Ultra Early Entry dry-cutting system which controls random cracking through the early timing of the cut. With the Soff-Cut Ultra Early Entry method, control joints are cut within one to two hours during the finishing process and before final set. The control joints are not as deep as the traditional method –
as little as 1″ – and the chance of random cracks occurring is minimized.
How it Works
As concrete hydrates and begins to set, it develops internal stresses. The objective in controlling random cracking is to relieve these stresses.