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SERVICE SHEET MATERIALS TESTING AND ENGINEERING HAIMI

FUGRO-SUHAIMI
CONCRETE DISTRESS
INVESTIGATION
We offer a professional evaluative consultancy with allied technical
services for determining the extent, severity and cause of concrete
deterioration, whilst providing advice on remedial measures.

Concrete is a fundamental building material reinforcement bars, crack monitoring,


with many beneficial properties arising from visual surveys, delamination surveys,
its strength, versatility and ready availability. UPV surveys, core and dust sampling.
However, a number of deterioration and Chemical laboratory equipped to
distress mechanisms could occur as a determine chloride, sulfate and cement
result of the interaction between the content of cementitious materials,
concrete and its environment. When carbonation depth and pH content.
concrete starts to deteriorate, it is essential Physical laboratory for compressive
that it is investigated by experts. and flexural strength testing, along with
long-term expansion testing.
THIS SERVICE INCLUDES: Petrographic examination of a range
Specialist site teams for of construction materials, including
non-destructive and destructive testing concrete and aggregate.
to determine the depth of cover to Analytical techniques such as Photomicrograph of reinforcement corrosion of
concrete, the condition of the ICP-MS, XRF, XRD and SEM. concrete.

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SERVICE SHEET MATERIALS TESTING AND ENGINEERING HAIMI

Fugro-Suhaimi plans and executes


complete deterioration investigations,
which its experts then use to obtain a
thorough understanding of potential
deterioration mechanisms and the
strengths and limitations of investigative
techniques.

INVESTIGATIONS INTO
POSSIBLE DISTRESS AND
DETERIORATION
A wide range of mechanisms can affect
concrete and quite often multiple causes
of deterioration are observed within the
same structure, such as:
Reinforcement corrosion
Internal and external sulfate attack
Alkali-silica reaction (ASR)
Construction errors
Delayed ettringite formation (DEF)
Thaumasite form of sulfate attack (TSA) Fully-trained laboratory staff in offices throughout the region.
Chemical attack
Settlement and movement
Temperature change ADVICE ON A RANGE OF
Weathering and erosion REPAIR OPTIONS
Secondary deposits and leaching Upon completion of the investigation,
Fire damage our experts, if required, can discuss a
range of repair or rehabilitation options
SITE INVESTIGATION and determine the most appropriate
TECHNIQUES solution(s) depending on the required
A variety of NDT and SDT tests are service life of the structure. Typically,
available to determine the cause of the success of a repair or rehabilitation
deterioration, such as: method will have to be tested, which we
Visual survey and assessment can plan and execute. Repair and
Crack monitoring rehabilitation advice include:
Reinforcement bar detection Strengthening measures
Rebound hammer Concrete repairs Strength analysis of concrete.
Moisture analysis Protective coatings
UPV surveys Supervision of repairs
Pull-off testing Electrochemical treatment
Permeability analysis Waterproofing systems
Coring and breaking out Decorative treatments
Preparation of repair strategies

Fugro-Suhaimi Ltd.
FUGRO SUHAIMI LTD. 01 2015

P.O. Box 2165


Dammam 31451
Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 13 857 4200 Rebound hammer testing of concrete.
Email: materials@fugro-suhaimi.com
www.fugro-suhaimi.com

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