Is there a way to determine exactly how much service life an industrial equipment foundation has left?
The only way that we can try to get a handle on that would be to initiate a comprehensive Condition Assessment. This way we can take a look at the materials of construction and ongoing deterioration mechanisms. Not only implementing a visual inspection but also a macroscopic inspection, employing microseizmic testing in the form of nondestructive Impact Echo or Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Testing. Additionally we can do some sample collection so we can understand the chemical characteristics of the concrete, as well as the physcial properties of the concrete such as the compression strength.