Apr 2020
An Overview of Concrete Chasing - Wall & Floor Chasing

Whether considering a home renovation or managing a construction site, it demands a lot of patience and hard work to manage the task on yourself. There are many things to consider, and we are often left with little time to supervise that each task is on track. But, the new technology, advanced equipment and techniques have made the construction process smooth and efficient. With such innovations, our lives have become easysaw.

Concrete chasing is one of the brilliant construction techniques. Both diamond and abrasive blades are used to carry out floor and wall chasing; it enables the accurate depths and widths to be formed in brickwork, blockwork, plaster, concrete, renders or screeds to from chased for conduits, pipes, and trunking for electrical and plumbing work without compromising on aesthetics.

Read on to have the basic understanding of the concrete chasing. 

What is Concrete Chasing?

It is an effective technique to trim neat channels in masonry or concrete structures known as chases. These chases are created with the help of a power grinder containing a diamond blade. This process helps you cut two slots with accurate depth and width. After the slots are cut, a miniature breaker or a hammer drill removes the concrete centrepiece. This process is done quickly, and the attached vacuum offers a dust-free experience by collecting all the dust.

How do Floor and Wall Chasing work?

Whether floor chasing or wall chasing, it requires a hand power grinder with diamond blades to cut down the blockwork or brickwork. The edges are perfectly set to cut accurately to set the depth. Operators make parallel cuts  in proportion to the sockets or cables it requires. It also has a dust extraction vacuum that helps in a dust-free process. Once the strategy of cutting is over, a power drill or miniature breaker may be used to remove the centrepiece.

Advantages of Floor and Wall Chasing


Concrete chasing is a dry technique, unlike conventional methods that require water as a coolant. It produces minimal dust when cutting channels on concrete, brick or block structures. The machine has a vacuum attached to it, so dust is extracted out, which offers you an efficient outcome.


It creates precise chases on concrete and masonry structures for conduit and pipe work in floors, ceilings and floors, making it convenient for all types of brickwork, blockwork and concrete.


It is one of the fastest and most streamlined techniques compared to other cutting methods.

Perfect Choice for Concrete Surface

Concrete chasing quickly makes chases on the concrete surfaces. Moreover, it is an excellent substitute for diamond floor sawing that cuts deeper whenever required.

Fewer Vibrations

It produces little vibrations; therefore, ideal when noise or integrity of the structure is the concern.

Dry Cuts

As water is not required as a coolant, it is free of all the risks involving water on your site.

Uses of Floor and Wall Chasing

Typically, the chases are classified depending upon their size, such as single and double (25 by 25 mm and 50 by 25 mm, respectively). It is most commonly used on walls, floors and ceilings to create chases for cables. As a versatile cutting technique, it can be used in various materials such as reinforced concrete, asphalt, and brick.

If a lot of chasing needs to be formed, a diamond floor saw can be used instead of hand-held cutters. If required, after cutting, a hammer or breaker can be used to break the centrepiece away. Chasing is also used in electrical and plumbing projects to create conduits or trunking.

Wall Chasing

When you need electrical cabling and plumbing pipework, wall chasing is required to cut in the narrow wall channels. During your renovation or construction of a new home, it will help you create conduits.

Wall Cutting

If you want to install new windows, doors or any other interior requirement, then this requires wall cutting of concrete or brick walls; these services are crucial for building the renovation projects.

Concrete Floor Cutting

Concrete floor cutting is the perfect option if you are planning to renovate your home and require new conduits.

Core Drilling

Core drilling helps create various types of large holes if you need to get a home renovation or plumbing work done.

Wrapping Up

We hope you are now familiar with wall and floor chasing and how it is mainly used for pipes, conduits, and trunking. Whether you consider the benefits of floor and wall chasing or its uses, it is the most efficient technique to get the most satisfactory outcomes.Besides being an expert at cutting neat and clean chases in masonry and concrete structures, diamond drilling Kent provides premium services in all diamond drilling and sawing areas. Our experts use it for a variety of applications depending upon your requirements. To discuss your project requirements with our experts, visit us or call us.

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