Building Materials Testing

Building Materials Testing

We are able to offer extensive building materials testing services to support our structural surveying teams.

Our on-site test teams supported and supervised by building surveyors comprise trained technicians, all holding appropriate CSCS qualification and trained to work in Network Rail (PTS), London Underground (ICI-LUL), confined space and street works (NRSW) environments.

Concrete

We provide a suite of testing to concrete, our services include:

  • Chloride ion content
  • Sulphate content
  • Cover & carbonation testing
  • Compressive strength testing
  • Hydrostatic Diamond drilling
  • High Alumina Cement (H.A.C)
  • Petrographic Analysis
  • Pull-off testing
  • Bond/adhesion strength testing
  • Cement content analysis
  • Half-cell potential analysis
  • Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Testing
  • Surveys to Reinforcement with Ferroscan and structural GPR equipment
  • Tap hammer surveys
Masonry

Timber

  • Moisture testing
  • Dendritic/resistance drilling
  • Defect analysis
  • Repair and Remediation

Metals

  • Ultimate Tensile strength
  • Hardness testing
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Weldability
  • Electromagnetic particle analysis testing
  • Metal fatigue testing
  • Elemental analysis via XRF

Paints

  • Paint thickness determination
  • Toxic Paint Analysis for Lead/Cadmium

Non destructive Testing

We offer a range of NDT services to support our investigative processes. Our clients vary from residential, commercial, retail and industrial both private and public sectors and include local authority, government bodies, historic palaces and private companies.

A generic list of NDT services we provide include:

  • Screed testing utilising BRE screed test apparatus
  • Borescope inspections
  • Metal Thickness measurement
  • Electromagnetic particle analysis testing
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (structural)
  • Half-cell potential analysis
  • Concrete Resistivity measurement
  • Moisture Measurement
  • Metal Hardness
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Concrete compressive strength estimation
  • Reinforcement Scanning
  • Ultrasonic pulse velocity testing (PUNDIT)
  • Concrete defect analysis (Pulse Echo)
  • Concrete thickness measurement
  • Wall tie detection

Our team of building surveyors and technicians are proficient in all of the above including the latest modern iterations of the equipment all within the applicable british standards of testing. Please contact us for more information.