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Non-Destructive Evaluation of Concrete Defects

Are you concerned about the structural integrity of your valuable assets? You want to make sure surface cracks and defects won’t compromise safety? Our NDT solutions can help.

Our structural engineers and NDT experts work closely with customers to select the best inspection procedure for evaluating your assets. 

We design and implement innovative non-destructive testing solutions that are customized for your special need. This will ensure you stay on top of things and maintain your assets in the best way possible.

Problems we can help you with:

  • Concrete Cracks
  • Corrosion in Concrete (Read More)
  • Sub-surface voids
  • Concrete durability issues

 

Our Solutions

We offer a wide range of NDT solutions to properly identify and quantify surface and sub-surface defects:

  • Ground Penetrating Radar – GPR
  • Ultrasonic Scanning and Imaging
    • Ultrasonic Pulse-Echo
    • Impact-Echo
    • Ultrasonic Tomography
  • Half-Cell Corrosion Mapping
  • Surface Electrical Resistivity
Non-Destructive Evaluation of Concrete Defects

Concrete Cracks

Cracking is a common observation in existing concrete structures. Different structural and environmental loading can result in cracking of concrete elements.

Cracks can be a sign of distress, and can significantly affect concrete durability performance. FPrimeC offers a wide range of non-destructive evaluation and testing concrete cracks, such as:

  • Crack width measurement,
  • Real-time crack width monitoring, and
  • Crack depth measurement

 

Learn more: Concrete Imaging and Scanning Solutions

Visual Inspection of Cracks and Defects
Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity for Crack Depth Estimate in Concrete

Corrosion in Concrete

FPrimeC Solutions provides the most innovative solutions for corrosion testing of concrete structures. Our inspection and testing solutions help owners and maintenance managers with accurate and reliable data about the existing condition of their assets.

Our experts work closely with you to understand your performance objectives, and help you with cost-effective inspection, repair and restoration solutions. Our corrosion testing solutions can be used for a wide range of constructed facilities. Here is how we can help:

  • Half-Cell Corrosion Potential Mapping (assess likelihood of corrosion)
  • Corrosion Rate Measurement (estimate remaining service life)
  • Surface Electrical Resistivity Measurement (Assess Concrete Durability)
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

 

Learn More: Corrosion Testing and Monitoring of Concrete Structures

Voids in Concrete

Our Non-destructive testing solutions can help identify and quantify voids in concrete elements, such as slab-on-grade, walls, bridge piers, and mass concrete blocks.

Voids can be a result of poor quality concrete, congested steel rebar, and inappropriate concrete placement and finish. Small voids will hardly impose major risks, however, a large number of voids, or voids that are substantially large (compared to the size of the element) can negatively impact structural performance.

Here is how our NDT solutions can help:

  • Ultrasonic Tomography (assess voids in concrete)
  • Seismic Tomography
  • Impact-Echo (to assess voids in post-tensioned ducts
  • Ground Penetrating Radar

 

Learn More: Concrete Imaging and Scanning

Ultrasonic Testing for Structural Condition Assessment
seismic tomography

Delamination in Concrete

Cetrain deterioration mechanisms such as rebar corrosion can increase internal stresses and result in cracking in concrete. As the cracks progress, they can result in delamination. 

Delamination is a common observation in parking garage slabs, and bridge decks. Delamination can be detected using:

  • Chain dragging / Hammer Sounding (identified as areas with hollow sound)
  • Ultrasonic Tomohraphy
  • Impact-Echo
  • Ground Penetrating Radar

 

Learn More: Concrete Imaging and Scanning

Detailed Bridge Condition Survey -
Condition Survey for Bridge Decks - Impact Echo

Concerned Abound Concrete Cracks and Voids?

Learn how our NDT methods can help you assess the location and severity of those defects.