Pull Out Testing Services UK for bolts, fixings and anchors.
Pull out testing for the construction, highways and ship building industry.
Pull out testing is carried out to establish how strong the fixings are between a typical fixing and concrete and many other securing materials.
Pull out testing and tensile strength testing is usually required as there are a number of factors which can effect the bonding of materials.
One of those factors is weaknesses which may not be noticed, particularly when only a visual inspection is carried out. Other concerns are degraded strength of the bonding material caused by low temperature, frost, or when contaminants infiltrates into the joint.
Another cause of poor surface bonding strength is as a result of smooth side walls.
The entire strength of the whole structure may be weaker so as to loose the integral strength of the structure due to the vital bonding materials failing. Ultimately, this may result in construction malfunctions leading to disastrous consequences.