Our “Concrete Team” is formed mainly by a structural engineer and a concrete corrosion expert, with a vast experience to offer complete structural analysis and thorough corrosion studies of reinforcing steel corrosion, some of the techniques used in these studies include:
- Computer modeling to determine the load bearing capabilities of all the structural members of a building.
- Polarization potential measurements of concrete structures according to ASTM C876 “Standard Test Method for Half-Cell Potentials of Uncoated Reinforcing Steel in Concrete”.
- Core sample evaluation to determine the migration of corrosive species and to determine the degree of carbonation of a structure – ASTM C42/C42M “Standard Test Method for Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores and Sawed Beams of Concrete” and ASTM C1152/C1152M “Standard Test Method for Acid-Soluble Chloride in Mortar and Concrete”.
- Detection of delaminations within a concrete structure by acoustic inspection – ASTM D4580 “Standard Practice for Measuring Delaminations in Concrete Bridge Decks by Sounding”.
Based on the results of these evaluations, the corrosion mitigation techniques and/or the reinforcing of the affected structural members can be determined.