FPrimeC was hired by a client’s consultant to perform corrosion inspection of concrete beam in an industrial food factor in Simcoe, ON. The concrete beam had partially been repaired in the past; however, the patched repair area had failed. The main objective was to study if the corrosion of steel bars is local, or the corrosion has extended to other areas on the concrete slab.
A team of engineers were sent to the site to investigate the defects. The existing condition of the structure was carefully monitored and recorded by professional engineers. Non-destructive testing, including Half-Cell corrosion potential mapping (Read More: Half Cell) was performed to assess the extent of corrosion. Crack mapping, and hammer sounding was also conducted.