Importance of Crack Measuring Device

Posted by Pcteau on June 3rd, 2014

Cracks and voids in a building can be detrimental to its strength and durability. Measuring these cracks at an earlier stage and taking appropriate action can ensure long term performance of the structure. Crack measuring devices are highly precise in measuring the cracks in any structures and also to check if there is any increase in their size over time.

There are many crack measuring devices, which can help in measuring the width of the cracks, rotational movement and depth. With options that fit into a wallet it’s easy to have a crack monitoring device handy.

Measuring the width of a crack

A crack may be too small to affect a structure oreasily fixed, however, to determine if it is superficial according to yourconstruction specifications an objective measurement is vital. Crack width meters can provide a quick indication, and a more precise measurement taken with a measuring magnifier or microscope.

Checking movement and spread

A manual or automatic monitor fixed on the cracks can give you an account of whether the cracks are spreading further or stopping where they are. This is essential to ensure a trivial crack remains so, and also to determine motion of larger cracks has ceased before applying a permanent or inflexible repair.

Hairline cracks measurement/checking

Crack measuring devices should be a part and parcel of the site where construction is undergoing or part of condition assessments for a completed structures. With these devices one can put an end to subjective descriptions of visible defects, every inspector’s results can now be compared.

There are many efficient and easy to use, crack measuring devices available in the online stores like crack monitors, crack meters and field microscopes. Having one of these on hand, can successfully monitor and measure all forms of cracks in your buildings.

About the Company:

PCTE specializes in the sale and hire of Concrete Non-destructive Testing equipment. We supply a range of equipment from around the world to offer you a one stop shop with all of the latest equipment. Concrete Non Destructive Testing (NDT) comprises testing a property of concrete, largely without damaging the concrete to assess some parameter which either directly or indirectly provides a required characteristic of the concrete or its embedment’s. PCTE have a long history in the supply and assessment of concrete testing equipment.

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