What is Diamond Core Sampling?
Upon the request of a client, we are commissioned to go to the delegated site where we carry out Diamond Core Drilling, to extract a cylindrical concrete core sample. We then send the sample to a UKAS Accredited concrete testing laboratory where it is then crushed and samples from this are extracted. An analysis is taken to give an indication of the substance used.
All testing is carried out to British & European Standards and includes:
- Cement content
- Chemical analysis
- Chemical analysis for sulphate
- Density & strength
Concrete Core Testing is also used for testing deterioration or suitability for additional works on that particular site. Diamond Core Sampling can be carried out at any depth, through most hard materials such as concrete, brick and block. Diamond Core Drilling machines can be used in most confined spaces and so make carrying out this procedure an easy task.