Soff Cutting
Sunshine Coast

What is Soff Cutting?

Soff Cutting is the technology that is used for expansion joints to lessen and control the random cracking on new concrete slabs. Random cracking is common and is an aggravating problem which is encountered during the placing of concrete surfaces.

This can also be a very costly problem and the cracks and chips can cast doubts on the quality of the concrete that was used and also the work that was done. Therefore soff cutting is necessary in order to prevent these damages from occurring which could lead to larger breakages and expenses in time. The expansion cuts that can be provided with a much higher quality through soff cutting need to be cut during the early hours of fresh (or green) concrete which is between one to three hours from the time that the slab was poured. Cutting the concrete at its early curing stage with this innovative system relieves the internal stresses within the slab and that will minimise if not completely stop random cracking and chipping from occurring.

"The small machines operate with very minimal noise which prevents disturbances when they are used near residences."

Soff Cutting Machines

Diesel's Cut and Core uses small and light-weight soff cutting machines that can be used within hours of the slab having been finished or first thing the next morning. Dry cutting is implemented by the machines so as not to interrupt other areas with water and the very low amount of dust can easily be swept clean. Another option in which the Soff Cutting System can be used is to incorporate the cuts into a decorative design on the slab with the expansion joints.

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