Soft cutting is a dry cutting system used mainly for concrete foundation slabs or to complete expansion cuts. The soft cutting method uses both a blade and a skid plate, which combine to apply pressure to the surface of the concrete. This prevents chipping and helps to control concrete shrinkage or cracking.
Most soft cutting can be used from residential housing to large commercial building foundations and floors or roadways. Using the soft cutting method makes it possible to control cracks and shrinkage earlier in the curing process, which is paramount in creating a higher quality slab, and also saves 12-36 house in the overall project timeline.