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Practical Considerations in Pile Testing

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[…]

NDT Methods for Evaluation of Parking Garages

NDT Methods for Evaluation of Parking Garages

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[…]

Corrosion Monitoring of Reinforced Concrete Structures

Corrosion Monitoring of Reinforced Concrete Structures

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[…]

5 Integrity Problems of Concrete Piles

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[…]

Condition Survey for Bridge Decks

4 Methods of Condition Survey for Bridge Decks

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[…]

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Reuse of Existing Piles – How NDT Can Help

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[…]

NDE of Concrete Dams

4 Methods for Nondestructive Evaluation of Concrete Dams

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[…]

Pile Integrity Test

How to Perform Pile Integrity Test

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[…]

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3 Methods for Crack Depth Measurement in Concrete

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[…]

Half Cell Corrosion Potential Mapping

Half Cell Corrosion Mapping for Concrete

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[…]