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The Top 10 Things to Tell Your Petrographer

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  • 9:32AM Dec 18, 2014
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If you want solid answers to your concrete questions, a petrographer can help. Petrographers use a combination of visual inspection, microscopy, and chemical techniques to examine concrete cores. These analyses provide a basis for understanding the condition of the material, why it failed, or the material’s remaining service life. If you are submitting concrete cores, […]

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Petrography is an important part of bridge construction

What Can Petrographic Analysis Tell You About the Condition of Concrete Structures?

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  • 3:59PM Dec 09, 2014
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According to a 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, 1 in 9 bridges in metropolitan areas are structurally deficient. The estimated investment needed to eliminate the backlog of deficient bridges by 2028 is $20.5 billion annually—that’s $8 billion more per year than currently invested. Recently, CBS addressed the topic of crumbling roads and bridges in […]

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