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, call-backs and disputes.
Soft-Cut, also known as green concrete cutting or Soff-Cut, has the only 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 minimised.
The Green Zone
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. Soff-Cut provides the best solution in the prevention of random cracks. Only one system, Soff cut, allows you to cut in the Green Zone as part of the finishing process in order to more effectively control random cracking.