Assessing and maintaining the condition of concrete structures

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Assessing and maintaining the condition of concrete structures

It is important to carry out thorough surveys of concrete structures to determine any underlying problems. When structural issues are left untreated, the integrity and safety levels of your building become compromised. A comprehensive concrete survey is the only way to identify and rectify potential hazards. We provide a professional and trusted survey and testing service, alongside full concrete repair in the Channel Islands and beyond. Our services are designed to define the current condition of your concrete structures and rectify any issues.

We have been supplying our wide range of services for many years and we have full understanding of construction methods and the properties of reinforced concrete. We understand the varied ways in which concrete deteriorates, and we use the very latest equipment to tackle the problems and carry out high quality repairs.

Following a full visual inspection, we will carry out carbonation testing. Carbonation in concrete involves carbon dioxide reacting with alkaline materials present in the concrete and creating calcium carbonate. The alkalinity presence in concrete is important for the prevention of corrosion of the internal reinforced steel. Carbonation is typically the most common cause for any loss of alkalinity. Chloride ion testing is carried out to determine any contamination that may be present. Again, this is to protect the reinforced steel from corrosion.

Half cell potential testing is necessary if carbonation or penetration of the chloride ions has occurred. It is a non-destructive test that determines the condition of the passive protective film. We also offer safe and efficient breaking and removal of concrete. Health and safety regulations are always adhered to, and we ensure that every aspect of our work is executed with meticulous care and attention to detail.

We thoroughly assess all areas of your structure, paying particular attention to low visibility locations such as basements and supporting walls. These areas in particular can be vulnerable and therefore need to be prioritised. All survey and testing is completed safely and swiftly and all customers are presented with a clear report detailing the condition of the structural concrete. We will then carry out all required concrete repair in the Channel Islands with minimal disruption. By using our assessment and testing survey service, you can be sure of locating any problems and tackling them before they escalate and result in extensive damage.