MJ Civil utilise the latest instrumentation to aid in the investigation and diagnosis of observed defects within all structures. Whether it be a water leak or cracking within the building's facade, we have the ability to undertake the necessary testing and / or analysis to confidently identify the cause and nature of observed defects. By establishing the cause of a building defect, we are able to provide economical and quality building remedial solutions to rectify the defect without recurrence.

Investigative instrumentation is also employed in the structural analysis and capacity of existing structures. Clients requiring a change in use or modification of an existing structure appoint MJ Civil to undertake structural investigations, such as identification of size and arrangement of steel reinforcement within exiting concrete structures.

Our instrumentation capabilities include, but not limited to, the following:

Moisture detection to identify accurate or relative moisture contents within materials for the purpose of.

  • determination of Structural capacity.
  • determination of fungal attack probability
  • determining the suitability to accept paint or receive other protective coatings
  • identification of moisture ingress
  • monitoring of receding moisture post remedial actions

Identification of size and arrangement of steel reinforcement within existing concrete structures for the purpose of:

  • Structural capacity checks.
  • Core drilling locations to avoid steel reinforcement.
  • Depth of concrete cover to predict likelihood of future concrete spalling.

Concrete core sample testing for the purpose of:

  • Obtaining depth of carbonation to determine the likelihood of future concrete spalling.
  • Obtaining a chloride profile through the depth of the core to determine the likelihood of future concrete spalling.
  • Confirmation of the size and depth of steel reinforcement.
  • Confirmation of the concrete slab depth.

Soil sample testing for the purpose of:

  • Bearing capacity of soils
  • Depth to rock or other subsurface hard layers

For further information relating to instrumentation, please contact us.