A covermeter, or rebar locator, is a gauge that measure the thickness of concrete cover over steel reinforcement bars and metal pipes. The covermeter can tell you the depth of the rebar, the location and orientation of reinforcement bar (rebar) and determine the diameter of the rebar.
A rebar locator is used to determine the presence and orientation of steel reinforement rebars under the surface of the concrete.
A contractor engaged in maintenance work will be familiar with the problem of accurately locating exact position of rebar, wall ties, studes and other metal fasteners. These low cost, simple to use gauges can meet their everyday requirements.
Test hammers are used to determine the surface hardness of concrete and are one of the most widely used instruments to assess concrete compression strength. It is the quickest, simplest and least expensive method to obtain an estimate of the quality and strength of the concrete.
Test hammers with both analogue and digital displays are available.
Many concrete structures have protective or cosmetic coating. Premature failure of this coating can, at very least, result in additional costs of rework.
Adhesion tests verify that both surface preparation and coating application are within specification.
Concrete structures are porous and will absorb moisture, out range of moisture meters and climate monitoring gauges allows moisture content to be measured.
More extensive range includes gauges used for the measurement of crack width in concrete and other structures.
The Elcometer Metal Detection range includes Valve Box Locators that are rugged and simple to use, making them the ideal choice for all location work in all types of terrain.