How is your concrete tested?

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How is your concrete tested?

Testing concrete is extremely important to understand the structural integrity of your building and ensure it is safe. There are typically four common tests done on the material. At Churchill we use the latest technology and are regarded as a fantastic choice for testing work. We have built a strong reputation with our many years of service and level of professionalism.

The first test most commonly used is the visual inspection. This is to check for the size and compaction of the concrete. It also looks for any signs of visible cracking, determines the aggregate type, and spots signs of excess voidage.

Secondly, we perform a microscopical test using the latest microscopes to provide a detailed image of the concrete. We can tell the cement type, additives, carbonated depth and microcracking from this check. Certain tests can then be conducted to test how damage happened to the concrete and then this can be dealt with accordingly.

There are also other tests such as inspecting the permeability and how the material absorbs water. Freeze-thaw checks are sometimes completed too. This is where the concrete is frozen and heated up multiple times to test how the material reacts and the wear it experiences.

At Churchill Concrete Technology we have the most precise, modern equipment to test the structural integrity of your building and get highly accurate results. The most important areas of concrete to test are often the unseen parts; pillars for bridges and supporting walls are examples of these. We have even conducted aerial drone surveys of structures when they are needed. This gives you an idea of how much faith we put in state of the art technology.

Our services are not confined solely to concrete though. We also provide brick and masonry repairs, protective coatings, and structural strengthening too. We are immensely flexible and work hard to help clients to ensure their properties are stable and in the right condition. We can provide a full report to give you the most accurate information about your structure so you can see which repairs you need.