Soff-Cut System

The Problem

One of the problems facing concrete contractors, random cracking is among the most costly and aggravating. Random cracking is particularly troubling because it immediately casts doubt on concrete quality, leading to owner dissatisfaction, callbacks and disputes.

The Solution

Soff-Cut has the only Ultra Early Entry dry-cutting system which controls random cracking through the early timing of the cut. With the Soff-Cut Ultra Early Entry method, control joints are cut within one to two hours after the finishing process and before final set. The control joints are not as deep as the traditional method - as little as 1" -and the chance of random cracks occurring is minimized.

How It Works

As concrete hydrates and begins to set, it develops internal stresses. The objective in controlling random cracking is to relieve these stresses before they seek their own relief in the form of a random crack. The up-cutting rotation of the blade combines with the patented skid plate by applying pressure to the surface to prevent chipping or spalling.

With the Soff-Cut system, sawing of control joints occurs in the Green Zone™ within the first hour or two after finishing, as opposed to conventional sawing after final set. Only one system Soff-Cut allows you to cutin the Green Zone as part of the finishing process in order to more effectively control random cracking.