Concrete Condition Surveys

Birmingham City Laboratories

The Building Investigation team has a gained extensive knowledge investigating, testing and surveying a wide range of reinforced concrete structures & buildings; these include, bridges, tunnels, coastal defences  historic buildings, multi-storey car parks, high-rise buildings, system built dwellings, swimming pools, industrial facilities and office buildings.
 Understanding the design, material characteristics and deterioration processes affecting a particulareinforced concrete buildings or structures is essential in diagnosing the causation and extent of defects affecting a structure. This enables a durable and cost effective concrete repair to be instigated and decisions made with regard to life-costing. We provide in-depth reports detailing our findings and also provide advice on the most appropriate repair strategies and systems.
Undertaking a sufficient and appropriate concrete survey is a requirement of BS EN 1504, Products and systems for the protection and repair of concrete structures. 

Birmingham City Laboratories are associate members of the Concrete Repair Association