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Regaining the Client's Trust

SWRI / Applicator Magazine, Spring 2009
Using science-based data instead of just verbal assurances, a contractor is able to test validity of concrete repairs without resorting to large-scale demolition

By Andy Schrader, M.S.C.E., E.I.

When a client questions if construction repairs are being performed correctly, it can be useful to address their concerns using third party testing to separate fact from fiction. Such was the case at 440 West Condominium located in Clearwater, Fla. In this case, non-destructive testing (NDT) was used to examine an elevated concrete slab, find the areas most likely to be deficient and pinpoint those areas for physical examinations. Costly and time-consuming demolition of concrete repairs was averted.

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