If you have a concrete floor in your basement or home, and you need to install new plumbing or electrical lines under or in your floor, you are going to need to cut a channel. You can do this on your own if you have the right supplies and protective gear.
Measure Off the Area
First, figure out where you want to put the channel on your floor. Consult your plans for the house and make sure that there are not already electrical or plumbing lines where you want to put the new lines.
As a contractor, there are multiple benefits to crane rentals. Not many jobs require a crane, and renting one is a lot easier on your bottom line than paying for one over the course of decades. Yet, because these cranes see a lot of action as rentals, they will eventually have mechanical problems just as yours might if you owned one. As good as the maintenance is on a rental crane, it cannot prevent the inevitable.
Question: Should you worry about cracks in the asphalt? The short answer: yes.
Have you ever had a crack in your windshield and did nothing about it? At first, it stayed as this small crack, but later it began to grow and spread across your entire windshield. This is because of an almost constant exposure to the elements putting stress on the windshield. Now, imagine if you had people walking across your windshield on a daily basis.
Concrete is a highly durable material, making it a great option for things like patios, floors, and sub-floors. Concrete isn't indestructible, however, and over time can crack, crumble, and even sink if not installed properly. The good news about concrete is that it can be resurfaced, repaired, and leveled out if need be. See below for instructions on how to level out a concrete floor.
Prep Your Floors
Begin by removing everything from the area including baseboards, furniture, and any flooring currently on your concrete sub floor.
There are a lot of different types of pavements that you may have around your home. You may want them to have a more attractive finish. Things like driveways and paths can have stamped concrete to give your home the look of old cobblestone roads. There are also options like acid staining, which can be used to create custom designs for patios and outdoor living space. Here are some of the options that you may want to consider for custom concrete finishes: