A well-designed and constructed concrete patio will not only make the entrance of your home look more welcoming, it can also help save money. Note that a well-constructed concrete patio complete with control joints can last for a long time so you need not spend a lot of money on maintenance. Adding control joints on your concrete patio is very important to serve as a buffer for concrete expansion so your concrete slabs will not crack easily.
Cutting through the control joints is not a difficult task, so if you want to install joints on your patio, you do not need to hire a professional to do the task. To help you cut control joints for your concrete patio, follow these steps.
Step 1 - Take Measurements
Measure and mark the areas where you want to cut the control joints.
Step 2 - Wear Your Protective Gear
Wear your protective eyeglasses and earplugs before you start cutting the concrete.
Step 3 - Cut the Concrete
Set your power saw to cut through around 25% of the slab thickness then proceed to cut the concrete. You may apply a little amount of water on the concrete to minimize the amount of dust and debris.