What is Concrete Core Drilling?

Questions you may have


Concrete core drilling is construction type work, Commericial or residential or both.

You might wonder, exactly how does it differs from other types of construction tasks commonly used in todays modern construction methods.

Concrete core drilling with a diamond bit is the process of which one uses a large high speed drill to drill Clean, Non-destructive holes in concrete. The drill bit used to drill is hollow, which is where the core part comes in because instead of a regular hole like you get with a solid steel drill bit the center is left to be knocked out later after the desired core drilling depth is reached.

For in depth information about core drilling tips and information That we use go to Tips and information about core drilling

Concrete ramp core drilled for handrails.
Core drill operators in Charlotte North Carolina
Core Drilling can be either wet or dry.

Normally we in Charlotte, NC wet core drill most materials, and use a SDS roatary hammer drill when dry drilling.

Wet core drilling involves using water as a cooling agent as the core drill bit cuts a hole the material. Most core drill bits are embedded with bits of diamonds (in the teeth of the bit only) for cutting steel and other hard substances that may be in the concrete, brick or block you are drilling.

A core drill bit is simular to a wood hole saw bit

The difference is that concrete core drill bit will not cut wood and a wood hole saw will not cut conrete.

Example of core drilling Conditions:
  • Hand Railings (core drilled into concrete)
  • Asphalt (core drilled for a roadside sign)
  • Chimneys (core drilled for a new wood stove)
  • Underground foundations (ex: basements)
  • Hvac, plumbers, Landscaping and more.