Last Updated: October 5, 2017

Concrete Flat Sawing
Specialized Equipment for Cutting and Removing Concrete. 

Flat Sawing

Concrete flat sawing is the most identified diamond cutting method. In some areas of the country, it is also called Slab sawing since horizontal installations of concrete are often referred to as "slabs" of concrete. Flat sawing features a diamond blade that is mounted on a walk behind machine requiring one operator. These horizontal surfaces can be slab on grade floors (concrete installed on a stone base), bridge decks, driveways, structural or elevated slabs, and pavement.

Flat sawing can be performed with an electric or diesel unit. The type of motor becomes an issue with the location of the work. If you work is located outside in a large building with adequate ventilation, our fleet of diesel saws may be the right solution to their better productivity.

When you call, please be prepared to discuss available power options for electric flat sawing. A large portion of our trucks are equipped with generators if your building can not meet the power needs. 

If the concrete happens to be in a basement or a confined area, our small electric saw may be the remedy you need to efficiently cut. It is able to be transported up and down stairs with two people. But there are areas where a flat saw will not work. 

Generally, cuts can be made up to 24" deep. However, we do offer specialized cuts of up to 27" deep. 

We also can saw a variety of materials and metals including zinc, magnesium, and beryllium.

Typical Applications Include:

  • Cutting reinforced concrete floors
  • Cutting expansion and control joints
  • Trenching for utility installation
  • Removing damaged pavement
  • Clean and repair cracks
  • Openings for staircases, elevators, and ductwork


Falt sawing is the most commonly used diamond cutting method. It is typically used to cut horizontal flat surfaces such as floors, bridge decks, and pavement. Also called slab saws, flat saws feature a diamond blade that is mounted on a walk-behind machine requiring only one operator. They can cut up to 24" in depth. Flat saws are typically used to provide expansion joints, remove damaged pavement sections, clean and prepare random cracks for repair, and remove concrete sections for demolition purposes.

Interior Electric Flat Sawing Video

Chain Sawing Video

Diesel Slab Sawing Video


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