Bridge Inspection and Monitoring
FPrimeC also offers cost-effective and reliable non-destructive testing solutions to assess the structural and durability performance of existing bridge and culvert structures. Our solutions can be used to detect deteriorated area, predict the extent of damages, and determine the as-built details of materials and structural components.
FPrimeC Solutions offer advanced non-destructive testing methods for corrosion monitoring for bridge structures, parking garages, industrial facilities, and other structures. FPrimeC uses advanced wireless portable system for effective monitoring and measurement of corrosion probability (likelihood of corrosion), corrosion rate, and surface electrical resistivity of concrete from the surface.
Foundation and Pile Testing
FPrimeC Solutions offer advanced non-destructive testing methods for the assessment of pile integrity. The test methods can be either applied to existing concrete piles (where no structural documentation is available), or as a means of quality control for newly constructed piles.
Concrete Imaging and Scanning
FPrimeC Solutions provides cost-effective, and rapid Ground Penetrating Radar scanning for sub-surface evaluation and mapping of concrete elements. Our services can help clients with locating steel rebar in concrete bridge decks, as well as locating ducts, and conduits in different depths.
i.Pile™ | Wireless Pile Integrity Testing Device by FPrimeC Solutions.
A corroded structure (whether it is a bridge, or a jetty, or a simple ramp) could be scary for many people. Imagine yourself driving along the Gardner Express (Downtown Toronto), or the highway 40 (Montreal), and all of a sudden, a piece of concrete falls onto your car, breaking the windshield. Feels scary? Indeed! A Read more about Corrosion Monitoring of Reinforced Concrete Structures[…]
Deficiency of concrete materials is a common problem in Bored Pile construction. Integrity Problems of Concrete Piles is a major problem n in large diameter piles. This is specially true, because integrity problem can affect the load distribution properties of concrete piles. Piles and deep foundations transmit top structure loads to strong substrate through friction and/or Read more about 5 Integrity Problems of Concrete Piles[…]
Exposed Concrete Decks suffer from various deterioration mechanisms; i.e. freezing and thawing, corrosion. The most significant consequence is the delamination of concrete, which could eventually trigger other damage mechanism, such as corrosion. The maintenance of deck slabs is quite challenging mainly because it normally involves large areas; In many cases, closing the deck to traffic Read more about 4 Methods of Condition Survey for Bridge Decks[…]
Safety, reliability and satisfactory performance of structures require a well-planned maintenance program, as well as remedial actions in short and mid-term. Existing structures that are designed in accordance with older design codes or were built by older construction practices may need to be extensively repaired, rehabilitated, or replaced within the next few years. The remedial Read more about Reuse of Existing Piles – How NDT Can Help[…]
Appropriate operation and maintenance of concrete dam structures are essential to ensure the safety of the structure, and reducing risk. Concrete surfaces should be examined in a regular basis to identify spalling and deterioration due to weathering, or extreme stresses, or other physical, or chemical damage mechanism. Nondestructive Evaluation of Concrete Dams can provide useful information about the Read more about 4 Methods for Nondestructive Evaluation of Concrete Dams[…]
Concrete piles and drilled shafts are an important category of foundations. Despite their relatively high cost, they become necessary when we want to transfer the loads of a a heavy superstructure (bridge, high rise building, etc.) to the lower layers of soil. Pile integrity test (PIT), or as ASTM D5882 refers to it as low strain Read more about How to Perform Pile Integrity Test[…]
Evaluation of existing surface cracks is normally done during the visual inspection of structures. Crack opening on the surface of concrete is normally measured using a crack gauge. Depending on the opening of the cracks on the surface, cracks can be described (as tiny as hairline, or cracks with a few millimeters opening); however, this Read more about 3 Methods for Crack Depth Measurement in Concrete[…]
Extreme weather conditions (extreme heat or cold, and humidity variations) can significantly alter the quality of concrete. In hot weather concreting, one should make sure that all the negative impacts of high ambient temperature are appropriately alleviated by taking the necessary precautions. In this article, we will review how hot weather temperatures can affect the Read more about 5 Tips for Hot Weather Concreting[…]
Half Cell corrosion mapping is an effective method for assessing the severity of corrosion activity in concrete structures. It is the most well-known procedure to identify the likelihood of active corrosion; however, the test does not provide any information about the kinetics of corrosion activity. The easy and cost-effective procedure of the test makes it popular Read more about Half Cell Corrosion Mapping for Concrete[…]
Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV) is an effective non-destructive testing (NDT) method for quality control of concrete materials, and detecting damages in structural components. The UPV methods have traditionally been used for the quality control of materials, mostly homogeneous materials such as metals and welded connections. With the recent advancement in transducer technology, the test has Read more about Ultrasonic Testing of Concrete[…]