When landscaping or designing your outdoors living space, you may desire to cut back the curb to make way for a drive way or other needed entrance. To make the neccessry adjustments to your curbside, you will need a few tools and some patience. Keping your mind clear and focused when using your concrete saw will eliminate the need to redo any possible mistakes, and lead to a fulfilling well done project.
Things You'll Need
- Safety glasses, ear plugs and gloves
- Colorful chalk
- Concrete saw
- Water flow from hose
Mark the area you wish to saw with a bold piece of colorful chalk. Be sure it can be seen while cutting, avoiding any possible mishaps. Dress accordingly to the safty protocol listed in the warnings.
Start the saw and begin to cut with a 45 degree angle at the top of the curb. Keep the saw at top strength and supply the water required alongside the blade.
Cut slowly letting the blade do the work. Added force, and/or rushing through the job, will only cause complications and possible injury.
Follow the chalk line with the blade of the saw until you reache the bottom. Turn off all power sources, the blade and the water supply and wait for the blade to stop moving.
Sweep debri from site and wash away any residue from pathways into the lawn. Remove the large pieces of concrete and throw away immediately.