Concrete Structure Investigations COVID-19 advice for clients

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Hello valued clients and contacts,

Concrete Structure Investigation’s response to the Covid-19 Level 3 alert, with the upgrade to Level 4 Wednesday midnight:

CSI can continue to work remotely on your queries for pricing and completing reports where data has already been collected., as our team can work remotely on these and share electronically for peer review.

CSI can go to site where the work is for Essential Services, but we will not be able to attend non-essential site work until the current Level is downgraded.

As with the rest of the country, we are very sorry not to be able to progress your business requirements beyond the points above. We wish you all to be safe and let’s hope we can beat the spread of the virus and be back to work as soon as possible.

If you are contacting us about some pricing here are some really good tips so that we can get it right for you:

To assist CSI’s representatives with ensuring that we can provide you with the most cost effective, accurate and timely pricing and service we request you please share with us any information that you may have about the structure or building you are enquiring about. Sending us all drawings, photos and any other relevant information will ultimately benefit your project and allow us to be more informed. Please see below for a list of required information.

If you have any of the below information please share it with us

  • As built plans (Structural and architectural)
  • Scoping Documents
  • Photos
  • Hazzard registers and health and safety plans
  • Asbestos registers

If you have information and are unsure that it is useful please do send it to us regardless, to be able to provide our best service we require to be informed.

Please contact Kurtis 0800 33 77 67 if you have any questions.

Best regards, The Team at CSI

Corrosion Surveying

1. What is Corrosion Surveying?

Corrosion Surveys are testing methods CSI use to determine the causes and the action of corrosion, particularly in steel reinforcement. These methods include:

  1. Visual Inspection
  2. Identifying Concrete Cover (through scans or physical measurement)
  3. Chloride Content Test
  4. Testing for Carbonation of Concrete: Test to Standards:  NDIS 3419 and BS EN 14630
  5. Rebar Corrosion Determination – Half-cell Potential Testing:  Test to Standard: ASTM Standard Test Method for Corrosion Potentials of Uncoated Reinforcing Steel in Concrete

2. When would you use Corrosion Surveying?

When you need to know the condition of reinforcement and its susceptibility to corrosion. e.g. in a basement wall panel where cracks have developed, or in a bridge beam exposed to sea water

3. What are the Benefits of Corrosion Surveying?

  • The variety of methods ensure the corrosion survey is conducted to a high standard
  • Can help identify problem areas before damage occurs – saving the client money
  • If repair work is required, due to corrosion, the client can determine which areas are
    high priority rather that undertaking full-scale repairs

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