It is a rarity for a concrete cutting service to provide a quote before doing a full inspection of the site. Each job is always different despite some jobs having more similarities than differences. Once a full inspection is done one job will often pose more problems than another. It may require heavier machinery or additional time to complete.
Concreting companies usually have concrete cutting machine, but are rarely equipped for concrete drilling If you need concrete and cutting done, get quotes from one company instead of going to two different services for the separate jobs. This involves getting two very different quotes when, if the concrete cutting company is contacted first, only one is needed. For drilling core holes or large cutting jobs look to specialised concrete companies for precise quotes.
The quotes you receive will have everything to do with the nature of the work. The professionals that will do the work use several different types of machinery. They may use handheld saws for jobs where motorized wheel cutters are impractical to use. If they must saw concrete on a flat surface, they will make use of heavier equipment. This is because it is safer and faster to use than handheld equipment is.
You could rent a concrete cutting saw from a hire shop especially for a small job. However, the work is best left to the professionals because an improperly done job can be dangerous. When you go to choose a concrete cutter make sure they are licensed and insured. The insurance that they have means you will not be liable in the event something goes wrong. It also means that the job will get done right.
The cost of a project will vary. You cannot know for certain how much it will be until a professional concrete cutting or concrete coring company visits your home or the job site to inspect it. Get a few quotes and compare them carefully before hiring the cutting team for your project. Even though you could do a small job yourself, it is best to leave this type of work in the hands of professional concrete cutters who have experience in this area of work.