Concrete and Steel Testing

We provide, in conformance with applicable listed standards, testing of existing building components and materials, including:

Reinforced Concrete Construction

Load-Carrying Capacity Parameters of concrete slab with reinforcing bar:

  • Depth/Thickness of slab using impact-echo (ASTM C1383).
  • Compressive Strength of concrete using rebound hammer (ASTM C805).
  • Reinforcing Bar Size/Spacing/Location & Depth of Cover using covermeter (BS 1881-204).
  • Reinforcing Bar Spacing/Location using ground penetrating radar (ASTM D6432).
  • Delamination/Void Detection in concrete using rotary percussion (ASTM D4580) for near-surface voids or impact-echo (ASTM C1383) for deep voids.

Core Clearance prior to drilling/coring/boring in concrete:

  • Rebar/Conduit Detection using ground penetrating radar (ASTM D6432).

Materials testing of samples:

  • Acid-soluble Chlorides in mortar and concrete (ASTM C1152).
  • Carbonation Average/Peak Depth testing of concrete (as per PCA PL911).
  • Identification and Quantification of salts.

Steel Frame Construction

Materials testing of samples:

  • Chemical Spot Testing and Microscopic Techniques to diagnose deterioration of metals.
  • Acid-soluble Chlorides in concrete (ASTM C1152).
  • Carbonation Average/Peak Depth testing (as per PCA PL911).

 Test List (PDF) 


TESTING AND EVALUATION OF BUILDINGS AND INFRASTRUCTURE