Concrete Failure

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Concrete failures take many forms, including discoloration, deterioration, cracking, delamination, and collapse. Visual inspection and materials testing can be used to reveal the root cause of the concrete failure. Concrete failures may be caused by design and/or construction deficiencies, chemical exposure, storm and/or earthquake forces.

Questions investigated during a concrete investigation can include:

  • Did storm forces cause concrete damage?
  • Did earthquake forces cause concrete damage?
  • What caused moisture to enter the concrete?
  • Did the concrete design comply with the building code requirements?
  • Did the concrete construction comply with the design requirements?
  • What caused the concrete deterioration and/or steel reinforcement corrosion?
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Envista's team of civil and structural engineers use scientific methods to assess concrete failures to determine the root cause of the failure. These results are conveyed to you and your clients in a clear and concise manner.

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