​Concrete failure analysis: Discover what went wrong

Popouts? Cracks? Delamination? Spalling? Efflorescence? Low strength? Beton doesn’t like it when concrete fails, but we’re here to help you determine why.

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Photo credit: Mary Vancura, Measuring carbonation

Tools of concrete failure analysis

As a failure analysis consultant, Beton brings a rich combination of knowledge and hands-on experience to our clients, including structural engineering, petrography, concrete chemistry, ready-mix concrete production, lab testing, and field experience, which help us figure out why concrete fails

From popouts to cracked bridge deck overlays to frozen concrete columns, Beton has evaluated a lot of failed concrete. We use whatever tools are required to diagnose concrete failure.

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Photo credit: Mary Vancura, Slab movement

An analysis typically begins with a site visit to assess the nature and extent of the failed concrete. We’ll request concrete cores and samples. If you already have the cores or samples, you can send them to us. We use a combination of job history, visual examination, petrography, and wetchemistry to get to the bottom of the failure. We follow up with a report and discussion with you on how to move forward to repair the problem.

If your concrete has failed, we’ll get to the bottom of it!