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Commonly Used Concrete Forensic Testing Methods for Damaged Concrete

Nondestructive tests are used for three primary reasons:

  • Quality control or troubleshooting of new construction
  • Condition evaluation of existing structures
  • Quality assurance of concrete repairs

Typical applications of nondestructive testing are:

  • Locating voids, honeycombs, and delaminations.
  • Determining rebar depth and member dimensions.
  • Determining the rate of reinforcement corrosion.

Typical nondestructive tests methods:

  • Schmidt Hammer, Pulse Velocity
  • Impact Echo & Impulse Response
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Cross-hole Sonic Logging
  • Load/Deflection Test
  • Reinforcement Corrosion Test

Nondestructive tests are usually confirmed by obtaining core samples.

Typical Core Tests:

  • Compressive & Tensile Strength
  • Microscopic examination
  • Cement Content with water to cement ratio
  • Chemical composition
  • Overall quality of concrete

Nondestructive tests are used for three primary reasons:

  • Quality control or troubleshooting of new construction
  • Condition evaluation of existing structures
  • Quality assurance of concrete repairs

Typical applications of nondestructive testing are:

  • Locating voids, honeycombs, and delaminations.
  • Determining rebar depth and member dimensions.
  • Determining the rate of reinforcement corrosion.

Typical nondestructive tests methods:

  • Schmidt Hammer, Pulse Velocity
  • Impact Echo & Impulse Response
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Cross-hole Sonic Logging
  • Load/Deflection Test
  • Reinforcement Corrosion Test

Nondestructive tests are usually confirmed by obtaining core samples.

Typical Core Tests:

  • Compressive & Tensile Strength
  • Microscopic examination
  • Cement Content with water to cement ratio
  • Chemical composition
  • Overall quality of concrete

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