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Structural Investigation & Retrofitting of Structures

Established in 1987, Somers has a long history of providing specialized engineered solutions for structures. Somers products and services are used in building and civil engineering structures . Somers is known and trusted around the Africa Region for its technical expertise in Structural Investigation and Retrofitting of Structures.

Our specialized engineering services are:

  • Reinforcement corrosion
  • Chemical and physical attack
  • Structural damage
  • Fire damage
  • Cracking
  • Construction defects
  • Planning and strategies for condition assessments
  • On-site diagnostic testing and visual assessment methods
  • Non-destructive testing methods and interpretation of results
  • Laboratory-based testing of samples
  • Prediction of residual service life
  • Philosophies and strategies for concrete repair and rehabilitation
  • Repair methods, materials and systems
  • Repair principles for reinforcement corrosion damaged structures
  • Concrete surface protection and coatings
  • Bonded concrete overlays and patch repair
  • Principles, methods and materials for concrete crack repair
  • Repair guidelines according to the Eurocode
  • Service life extension methods
  • The repair contractor’s perspective
  • The material supplier’s perspective
  • The discipline of forensic engineering: phylosophy and added value