Concrete Strength Testing
Our concrete strength testing offers you reassurance and peace of mind knowing that your hardened concrete is reliable and fit for purpose.
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What Is Concrete strength Testing?
There are many times where fresh concrete is used on construction projects. It is vitally important the quality of this concrete is controlled to ensure no structural failures occur.
Our concrete strength testing offers you reassurance and peace of mind knowing that your hardened concrete is reliable and fit for purpose. Structural Repairs use the latest in rebound hammer technology to measure the strength of concrete surfaces.
Why Is Concrete strength Testing So Important?
Concrete strength testing is a process that every engineer and builder should be knowledgeable about. With the many new builds that are being constructed, there are a lot of new buildings coming online that need to be thoroughly checked for issues. Concrete is one of the most essential materials in a building, and if it does not meet the standards, the entire structure could be in jeopardy.
How Is Concrete Strength Testing Conducted?
Structural Repairs use the latest in rebound hammer technology to measure the strength of concrete surfaces. This is done by measuring the rebound of a spring-loaded hammer impacting against the concrete.Multiple readings are taken with the highest and lowest drop, then an average is taken of the remaining tests to ensure a reliable result.
What Is The Concrete strength Testing Method?
There are many ways to test the strength of concrete, but one of the most common is the use of a rebound hammer. This tool is designed to test the compressive strength of concrete by measuring the rebound of a hammer that is dropped from a set height onto the concrete surface. It is based on the principle that the harder the concrete, the more it will resist the impact of the hammer. The results of the test will give the engineer an indication of the quality of the concrete.
If the concrete is found to be of poor quality, it will need to be replaced or repaired before the building can be completed. This is why it is so important to have a concrete strength testing plan in place before any construction begins. By doing this, you can be sure that your building is safe and sound.
How does a Schmidt hammer work?
A Schmidt hammer, also known as a Swiss hammer or a rebound hammer, is a device used to test the hardness of a material. It was invented in 1881 by Ernst Schmidt, a Swiss engineer. The hammer consists of a spring-loaded rod with a blunt tip. When the rod is pressed against a surface, the spring expands and the tip strikes the surface. The force of the impact is used to determine the strength of the concrete.
The test is simple and only requires a few minutes to complete. First, the hammer is calibrated to ensure accuracy. Next, the operator presses the tip of the hammer against the concrete surface and records the reading. The reading is then compared to a chart that lists the compressive strength of concrete for different readings. The Schmidt hammer is a reliable tool for testing concrete strength. It is quick and easy to use, and it provides accurate results.
How can Structural Repairs help?
The accuracy of the Schmidt hammer is largely dependent on the skill of the operator and the type of surface being tested. Operators should be trained and certified in the use of the Schmidt hammer. At Structural Repairs all our operates are trained in the use of the equipment and are best placed to provide you with a plan of action for any remedial works if required.
Structural Repairs are able to provide tests on-site with instant reporting which can save you days of painstaking effort compared to alternative methods such as coring. With dedicated experts in concrete repair, we are also on hand to provide solutions should the results not be favourable.