Flat sawing, also known as Slab sawing, is used to cut horizontal flat concrete surfaces such as floors and asphalt pavement. Slab saws utilize a diamond blade that is mounted on a walk-behind machine that requires only one operator. Slab Saws can cut up to 33 inches in depth but generally only 6" or less is necessary in most homeowner applications.
Slab sawing is the perfect solution for making trenches, penetrations or openings in concrete floors to access and repair or add a broken water pipe or sewer line. When a basement or cellar is being remodeled to add a bathroom the concrete is removed to add new plumbing for the fixtures. A slab saw is also very useful in demolition and removal work to break up and remove a cracked or unwanted patio, driveway or walkway.