How to Cut Control Joints in a Concrete Patio

What You'll Need
Measuring tape
Power saw with concrete blade
Chalk for marking
Protective eyeglasses
Working gloves

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 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 buffer for concrete expansion so your concrete slabs will not crack easily.

Cutting through the control joints is not a difficult tasks 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 percent 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.