Why Construction Projects Need Core Drilling


Any construction project will inevitably require crews to core drill concrete. Core drilling is a fast, accurate and clean way to drill holes in concrete and is usually listed as a basic service by most concrete-cutting experts.

What Core-Drilling Concrete Involves

Concrete core drilling involves drilling perfectly rounded holes in concrete walls, floors, ceiling, and other structures. This fine-tunes the concrete structure to accommodate conveniences like phone lines, plumbing, HVAC ducting, sprinkler systems and others.

Diamond concrete-core drills are the most commonly used tools for this process. The core drill bit tends to consist of a steel tube impregnated with diamond segments on the drilling end. The concrete coring drill is mounted on the rotating shaft of a concrete core-drilling machine and is secured to the wall or floor in question. A solid cylindrical concrete core or “slug” is removed from the hole once the drilling is complete.

A-Core: Concrete Core Drilling Specialists

A-Core is the standout leader when it comes to drilling concrete. Among core-drilling companies, we distinguish ourselves through our fleet of experts and adaptable concrete core-drilling equipment, as well as our history of achievement. No matter the harsh circumstances or the tight deadlines, we deliver results within budget, by deadline, and according to your specifications.

We can drill holes as small as 3/4”and as large as 73 inches, and we’ve reached depths of 60 feet and beyond. Our array of technological solutions includes the largest supply of diamond core drill bits, in addition to electric, hydraulic and hycycle drills. They can be mobilized within 24 hours to anywhere in the U.S. and are maneuverable and adaptable enough to meet the demands of any complex drilling project.

Our Core-Drilling Solutions

A-Core’s core-drilling concrete expertise has provided solutions for many concrete construction projects, including:


  • Airport runway lighting
  • Nuclear decommissioning
  • Electrical services, HVAC and piping
  • Manholes
  • Culverts
  • Dowell drilling
  • Building construction
  • Architecture


Get a Bid from A-Core for Your Next Concrete Drilling Project

Since starting in 1974, A-Core’s flexibility, technology and dedicated staff has enabled us to core drill concrete better than any other concrete sawing company.  We tackle construction challenges from every industry and region, including cutting concrete walls, and we utilize the safest and most efficient concrete demolition techniques available. Contact us to request a bid today.