Ultrasonic Concrete Testing

Aug 27, 2021 | Structural services | 0 comments

Testing concrete is a crucial part during construction of new buildings. It’s also crucial if you suspect that there are malfunctions in the already existing concrete structures. Testing your concrete can prevent any future irreversible damages to concrete structures. It can also help you find cheaper solutions if any issues are found early. Ultrasonic concrete testing offers a variety of tests that can help test for different aspects of the concrete. 

What are Ultrasonic Tests of Concrete?

Ultrasonic testing of concrete is an excellent way to check the quality and consistency of concrete. There are a variety of test that are not destructive to the structure or the concrete. These tests can be used to estimate the depth of existing cracks in the concrete. They are also used for quality control of the materials within a structure like metals and welded connections.

Ultrasonic testing of concrete can also be used to examine the deterioration of concrete. Concrete can begin to deteriorate due to various reasons such as old age, fire, and chemicals present that can have a negative impact on the concrete.

One type of test is the ultrasonic pulse velocity test. This specific test examines that consistency and quality of the concrete being tested. It also examines cracks, cavities, and any deficiencies the concrete being tested may have. 

So, this test is clearly an important test for any concrete structure to undergo. Its not destructive and its also quite simple with the help of professionals. So how are ultrasonic tests done?

How Do Ultrasonic Tests Work?

Ultrasonic testing is done by pulsating ultrasonic waves through concrete and measuring the time taken for the pulse to go through the structure. The faster the pulse travels, the better the quality of the concrete. If the pulse travels slowly, that may mean that there are cracks or holes in the concrete that need to be addressed. 

The travel time of the wave basically reflects the internal conditions of the concrete- what the naked eye will not see. That is why these tests are so important to perform because it may catch something that upon visual inspection, professionals may miss. 

Why Perform Ultrasonic Tests On Concrete?

These tests are performed for a variety of reasons. First of all, They are performed to check the quality and consistency of the concrete. Second, They are also performed to ensure that there are no cracks or holes within the concrete that we are unable to see with a visual inspection. Finally, They are also used to predict the compressive strength of the concrete. 

These types of tests are great for detecting any flaws or defects without damaging the structure being tested. They can be performed from time to time to check the concrete for any possible corrosion to prevent the failure of the concrete or the whole structure. 

These tests are also great because they can detect flaws that are deep within a structure no matter how small. These tests can estimate the size, shape, and nature of any flaws found, and they’re able to have almost immediate results that can result in immediate action. 

Do you need some help with a concrete test, we have a professional team and measure equipment to make each of one a properly temperature test. Just call us +1 (929)-381-0030 or visit or website structural services.

Sabio Engineering Services

Contact us


* indicates required
/ ( mm / dd )