Concrete Inspections

concrete inspections, non-structural cracking issues
Problems that can be identified during a concrete inspections.   This information is condensed from the Concrete Society’s publication TR22 Non-structural cracks in concrete.

Concrete cracks, to prevent more damage it is vital to understand what:

Concrete Repair Specialists can provide concrete inspections to determine the cause of damage or defective, sub-standard, concrete work.  We do not have engineers on staff, however, we work closely with engineers to make correct evaluations.

We are located just north of Pittsburgh and serve the Southwestern Pennsylvania area. To learn more about how we can help you evaluate concrete issues at your business or home, contact us today.

Common Problems Found During  Concrete Inspections

Here are some examples of common cracks that appear in concrete.

  • Crazing from over troweling, cement dusting to speed drying (1), or surfaces formed with impermeable materials(2)
  • Cracks caused temperature-related contraction (3)
  • Plastic shrinkage cracks caused when drying occurs too quickly and low rates of bleeding.  This can be seen on elevated slabs (4), grade-level slabs (5), and over reinforcement (6)
  • Plastic settlement cracks (7,8,9) caused by excess bleeding and too fast, early drying.
  • Ineffective contraction joints caused by cuts made too late in the drying process(10), cuts that are too shallow (11), overlays between reinforcement and joints (12)

Once a crack is identified there is a variety of options for repairing concrete, depending on the status of the crack.  Knowledge, experience and continuous training are what set Concrete Repair Specialists apart from other concrete companies.  We have the qualifications, training, and experience to provide expert safety and inspection for both commercial and residential owners concerned with issues relating to concrete.

Concrete Inspections

  • Elevator shafts
  • Tunnels (utility, pathway, etc.)
  • Waste water treatment tanks
  • Sewer & manholes
  • Water tanks
  • Poured concrete wall cracks
  • Floor / wall intersections
  • Bulkheads
  • Old to new wall intersections for new additions
  • Foundation cracks and leaks
  • Brick and concrete sealing
  • Liquid metals floor coating
  • Driveways
  • Sidewalks
  • Concrete wall cracks
  • Chimneys
  • Sewers
  • Liquid metals floor coating

Why should Concrete Repair Specialists (CRS) should be your first choice for concrete inspections?

  • CRS uses the latest technology
  • CRS uses the latest products
  • CRS has the best skill set

Certificates for our training and memberships are shown below.

Concrete Repair Part IV: Structural Repairs and Strengthening Techniques
Repairing Concrete Cracks
ICRI Slab Moisture Testing Technician - Grade 1
Concrete Repair Part II: Surface Preparation, Reinforcement Repair, Material Selection and Placement Techniques
Concrete Repair Part III: Protection and Waterproofing Systems
Underlayments and Toppings
Concrete Repair Part I: Evaluation and Repair Strategies
Overlay & Vertical Training
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