Why Soil Investigations are Important?
Need a reliable testing program that will provide information on your structures without taking core samples or damaging any elements? Our non-destructive testing service is what you need.
Effectiveness and accuracy are the hallmarks of our non-destructive testing services. From concrete depth and compressive strength, to bar diameter and corrosion – we can test all things concrete.
What is NDT and it’s Benefits for you?
Our structural design team will ensure the construction of your project is both easy and cost-effective. Rather than offering you a one-size-fits-all design, our highly skilled engineers take the time to build an understanding of your needs and are committed to helping you achieve project success. By utilising innovative structural products and our out-of-the-box thinking, we will work with you to make even the most intricate designs possible, in the most cost-effective manner.
Corrosion of Steel in Concrete | What should You Do?
Many complex chemical reactions occur inside concrete over its useful life. Perhaps the most important reactions are those that occur with the steel reinforcement. These reactions are known as a form of ‘concrete cancer’, which can be detrimental to a structure. Identifying early signs of corrosion are the best chance of maintaining healthy concrete.
Concrete Cancer – What is it & How it can be Prevented?
Concrete cancer is a broad colloquial term used to describe several defects that can be found in concrete. Generally, this defect is defined as corrosion (rusting) of reinforcement inside the concrete. Alkali-silica reaction (ASR) is another phenomenon described by the term ‘concrete cancer’. In this article, we will explain how this damaging reaction affects structures and how to identify it.
Smart Footing Tips for Homeowners
According to the Housing Engineering Design & Research Association (HEDRA), it is the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain their garden, paving, drainage systems and foundations. The homeowner should also become familiar with the soil classification at the site and the type of footing system used. This ensures that the footings and dwelling achieve acceptable performance and safety during their design life.
How to Fix Gutters & Save Your Footings
According to the Housing Engineering Design & Research Association (HEDRA), it is the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain the garden, paving, drainage systems and foundations. The homeowner should also become familiar with the plumbing in the property and where guttering adjoins with downpipes. Debris in guttering is a fire risk, and can cause gutters to overflow in downpour.
Retaining Wall Failure. Why it Happens?
Retaining walls hold back soil to create a split-level landscape. There are many mechanisms by which the landscape is held back. The amount of load on the wall is defined by a wedge of soil that is above the ‘natural angle of repose’. An engineer can determine the load from this wedge by finding out the friction angle of the soil. Horizontal earth pressure on the wall increases from zero at the surface to the maximum value at the base uniformly.