Concrete Core Drilling

We drill holes of all diameters and depths through any concrete structure.

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Asphalt Coring

Asphalt Coring is specifically used for installing airport runway lights, light pole bases, soil and asphalt sampling, utility locating in conjunction with vacuum excavation, rebuilding catch basins entry points, and rebuilding manhole openings.

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Concrete Vertical Core Drilling

Specialized equipment for mechanical installations, drains, tie-ins, anchors, and aggregate analysis.

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Horizontal Core Drilling

We have 3 different size electric drills and 2 different size hydraulic drills to drill horizontal holes up to 60” in diameter through walls made of concrete, block, brick or some combination of those substrates

Concrete Core Drilling - Ohio Concrete Sawing & Drilling Contractor

ABC Concrete’s first job was a simple core hole in a wall over 40 years ago. Prior to the invention of the barrel style core bit, field guys, usually an apprentice would us a star bit and hammer and primitively “jackhammer” a hole.

Core drill bits are available in diameters from ½" up to 60". (Ohio Concrete has drilled holes up to 120' deep), for plumbing, duct work, structural, and electrical installations. Material such as concrete block, concrete, asphalt, brick, and steel can all be core-drilled.

Concrete core drilling is used for creating circular openings for plumbing, as well as for structural and electrical installations.

Core drilling is typically completed using a wet process. If water is an issue, smaller holes can be completed using dry coring. If a special angle is required, core rigs can be configured to accurately achieve desired openings. Extreme depths can also be achieved.

Concrete core drilling is designed to remove the perimeter of the hole, an annulus of material rather than an entire cylinder of the material being drilled. The material left inside the drill bit is referred to as the core or the slug.

Concrete line drilling is an effective method for removing any thickness of concrete when other methods cannot be applied. This method has been used less frequently by the invention of other cutting tools such as the wire saw and the diamond chain saw. Core holes are drilled in a series of overlapping holes around the perimeter of the desired area to be removed. This only becomes necessary if the concrete is too thick or if space restrictions don't allow the other specialty tools. This process leaves scallops in the opening. This may or may be acceptable for the construction process. The opening perimeter can be formed and poured back to make a clean opening.

Core drilling may seem like a simplistic process and activity, but there are a variety of options to consider, from the type of diamond to the speed of the drill. However, our company has drilled hundreds of thousands of holes in 30-plus years, and we have the knowledge to get your job done quickly. Whether you need one hole or 10,000 holes, give us a call today. When calling for a price, be sure to note the thickness of the material, material type, the diameter of the hole, and the quantity of holes.

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Typical applications include:

  • Floor drains
  • Sewer drains
  • Sewer tie-ins
  • HVAC openings
  • Phone, electrical, cable, and fiber optic openings
  • Handrail and anchor holes
  • Aggregate analysis
  • Conduit or Pipes
  • Round Vents

Asphalt Coring is specifically used for installing airport runway lights, light pole bases, soil and asphalt sampling, utility locating in conjunction with vacuum excavation, rebuilding catch basins entry points, and rebuilding manhole openings.

Concrete walls and Concrete block walls can be cored utilizing a post. There will be a small anchor installed to hold the drilling post. For block holes, we still have to drill a small hole and use a bolt the goes all the way through the wall to safely hold the drill post. If you have a couple of small holes that cannot have any additional holes created or patched, then it is possible to complete using a hand held core drill.

If you are looking for holes for the purpose of anchoring, please see the anchoring page under specialty services.

Call today for pricing just have the diameter of the hole in inches, depth of hole, material being covered and whether it is a floor or wall.

Featured Projects

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Outer Concrete Coring Through Seawall

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Large Diameter Concrete Coring of Precast Pipe

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Special Application Concrete Core Drilling

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Special Application Concrete Core Drilling

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Concrete Horizontal Core Drilling

ABC Concrete’s first job was a simple core hole in a wall over 40 years ago. Prior to the invention of the barrel style core bit, field guys, usually an apprentice would us a star bit and hammer and primitively “jackhammer” a hole.

Today, we have 3 different size electric drills and 2 different size hydraulic drills to drill horizontal holes up to 60” in diameter through walls made of concrete, block, brick or some combination of those substrates. Depending on the size and location, we have the right drill to make that hole. Call us and let us know whether the hole is for conduit or plumbing and what that outer diameter is and we will facilitate the size. We always carry sizes up to 12” on our trucks but we have an assortment that we acquired over the last 40 years of random diameters.

As for depth of the hole most walls are anywhere from 8” to 18” usually, but we do get requests for horizontal holes that need to connect to basins or need to be on a strange angle. We can accommodate just about any request if the space is available. We have drilled holes 200’ deep and we have drill horizontal holes at least 12’. Although vertical is easier since gravity is helping, horizontal can be executing with proper planning and tooling.

So look no further than ABC Concrete Sawing and Drilling for your horizontal holes through concrete brick, block and stone nearby.

Click HERE for a free online estimate. Let us be your nearby concrete cutter company to call!