Sawing in asphalt and concrete pavements is common today. Streets and highways no longer need to be broken or damaged with drop-hammers.

Sawing is often written into specifications due to its vibration-free, clean operation and ease of patching.

Green sawing can make relief joints in the concrete that has set but not appreciably hardened. This process is done to control random cracking by sawing uniform joint spacing in early age concrete without tearing or dislocating the aggregate in the mix. The joint may then be widened if needed to meet specifications.

STRIPE FORCE 1© can also clean the joints to prepare the slab for sealing.