Concrete Testing is used to measure concrete structures that are normally constructed using steel reinforcement. BAMR offers Concrete Covermeters and Rebar Locators to either measure the depth of concrete over the rebar, or simply to detect the rebar under the surface. Half-cell versions of the Covermeter can be used to assess the probability that corrosion is taking place on the rebar. Test Hammers are used to assess the surface hardness of cured concrete and BAMR offers several moisture meters that can be used to determine if the structure is sufficiently dry for coating.
Adhesion testers for coating on concrete are available using either hand-operated mechanical methods or the automatic hydraulic method.
A covermeter, or rebar locator, is a gauge that measures the thickness of concrete cover over steel reinforcement bars and metal pipes. The covermeter can tell you the depth of the rebar, the location and orientation of reinforcement bar (rebar) and determine the diameter of the rebar. A rebar locator is used to determine the presence and orientation of steel reinforcement rebars under the surface of the concrete. A contractor engaged in maintenance work will be familiar with the problem of accurately locating the exact position of rebar, wall ties, studs and other metal fasteners. These low cost, simple to use gauges can meet their everyday requirements.
Rebar Locators have been designed specifically to identify the location and orientation of reinforcement bars and other sub-surface metal objects.
Test hammers are used to determine the surface hardness of concrete and are one of the most widely used instruments to assess concrete compressive strength. It is the quickest, simplest and least expensive method to obtain an estimate of the quality and strength of the concrete. Test Hammers with both analogue and digital displays are available.