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.
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Quality control of concrete piles is a challenging task. Engineers, and contractors rely on experience and well-established procedures and test standards to verify the strength, and consistency of pile materials. Non-destructive testing help reveal potential defects that might have happened during pile casting (in the case of cast-in-place piles), or transportation and installation (in the Read more about Quality Control of Concrete Piles[…]
Inspection and Non-destructive Testing of Concrete Tanks at regular intervals will ensure the safety and reliability of these assets. Application of NDT methods for inspection and monitoring will help detect and quantify potential defects and deterioration mechanisms at early stage. Test results will help the owners in prioritizing repair and maintenance needs, and prevent excessive damages Read more about Non-Destructive Testing of Concrete Tanks[…]
In this article, we will briefly review how to Estimate Strength of Concrete Using NDT Methods. Compressive strength of concrete is by far the most important property of concrete. It represents the mechanical properties of concrete; for example, the 28 days compressive strength of concrete cylinders is the key parameter in most design codes (ACI 318-14, CSA Read more about How To Estimate Strength of Concrete Using NDT Methods?[…]
Pile Integrity Testing (PIT) is a non-destructive testing method for evaluating the unknown length and integrity of piles and deep foundations. The basic concept behind the technique is determining the velocity (required) and force (optional) response of pile induced by an impact device (normally, a handheld hammer). Pile Integrity Testing works best for long structural component such Read more about Practical Considerations in Pile Testing[…]
Pile Integrity Test can be used to determine the integrity of piles. The method works best for long structural component such as driven concrete piles, cast-in place concrete piles, concrete filled steel pipe piles, timber piles, structural columns. The method works based on measuring and analyzing the velocity (required) and force (optional) response of pile. A Read more about Applications and Limitations of Pile Integrity Test[…]
Non-destrcutive Testing- NDT Methods for Evaluation of Parking Garages can help improve the quality of routine inspection and maintenance. Parking garages require routine inspection and maintenance to ensure they remain safe and operational. Weather it is a public parking in extremely busy downtown areas, or a private condominium structure, proper maintenance is needed to keep Read more about NDT Methods for Evaluation of Parking Garages[…]
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. This is mainly because integrity problems of concrete piles can affect the load bearing capacity and load distribution properties. Piles and deep foundations transmit top structure loads to strong substrate through friction and/or standing on bed rock. This load transmission is performed effectively when no 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[…]