Carbonation is a natural process which occurs when carbon dioxide reacts with the lime and other alkaline materials in the concrete and forms calcium carbonate. Over time, this process reduces the pH of concrete, making it more acidic and potentially causing corrosion of the reinforced steel inside the concrete.
Our clients need to understand what is happening to their structures and so Quadriga perform tests, analyse and interpret the data, then summarise and communicate in an easy-to-understand format. We can then offer a targeted concrete repair solutions to address any issues.
Concrete carbonation testing is an important tool in assessing the condition of concrete structures and identifying existing or potential issues with steel corrosion.
Our full range of tests include:
- Chloride ion content
- Carbonation depth
- Concrete cover depth
- Visual survey of corrosion