Wire sawing originated in quarries to easily extract stone. It is the ideal choice for the removal of thick sections of concrete. A cable fitted with diamond beads runs through a series of pulleys and is pulled continuously through the concrete. The benefits to this are thaty virtually no concrete structure or cross-section is too large to cut.
Wire saws are used when every other cutting method is impractical. The only restriction is the breaking up and disposal of the potentially large debris.
Wire sawing is ideal for removing large sections of heavily reinforced concrete such as piers, towers and bridge sections, and for smaller areas where other methods of cutting would ber restricted.