New buildings can suffer from defects. The corroded section to the swimming pool stairs was found on Christmas Eve, and due to the severity Croft sent a Chartered Engineer out the same day. The hole through the primary steel support covered a third of the diameter of the tube. The decision was made to close the stairs for public safety.
Croft Structural Engineers had concerns that other areas may also be corroding and that the steelwork might have been from a defective batch. Testing was undertaken in the form of;
- Ultra sound to determine the thickness of the steel. Corroded sections would show as thicker.
- X-ray testing of welds were completed to ensure the connections were acceptable.
- Small cores taken were testing in the laboratory to confirm their composition.
Croft gave the client the steelwork design required and utilizing our extensive contacts recommended someone suitable who undertook the work.
Contract Value: £24,000