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Inspection, Surveys and Testing

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Inspection of the Iron Bridge
Using our skilled workforce, Vertical Technology has a wealth of experience in inspection and testing. Our brief may be a simple safety check or a complex principal inspection using the full spectrum of inspection and testing techniques.

To support this, we provide a full and comprehensive reporting service tailored to suit the customer’s requirements in hard copy and digital format.

The main advantages of our
services are:

  • Low visual impact
  • Flexible approach
  • Rapid mobilisation
  • Big cost savings
  • Integrity of building security.

Our specialist roped access teams have inspected thousands of structures:

  • High rise buildings
  • Public buildings
  • Historic structures
  • Bridges and aqueducts
  • Communication & lighting towers
  • Offshore structures
  • Shafts and chimneys
  • Confined spaces
  • Power & nuclear facilities


Inspection and Surveys

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Concrete inspection, Portsmouth
An inspection may comprise the safe removal of loose and dangerous material as part of a safety check or a detailed investigation into structural defects. Vertical Technology inspections follow a considered approach and the safety of third parties is of prime concern.

  • Inspection of Concrete, Brick, Stone, Timber, GRPS, Fabric, Iron & Steel structures
  • Testing, Sample recovery, hammer sounding, fixing location & cavity inspection
  • Condition report data presented in concise & readable formats, hard copy or digital format
  • All laboratory testing by NAMAS Accredited Analysis.




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Covermeter survey GPO Tower, London
Many inspection contracts include some testing and often that part of the structure most exposed to the elements is the most difficult to access by conventional means. Vertical Technology’s engineers can provide the following types of test:

  • Carbonation depth
  • Chloride & cement content analysis
  • HAC content
  • Core recovery for petrographic analysis
  • Cover meter depth to reinforcement steel
  • Half cell surveys
  • Pull-out & pull-off testing
  • Non-destructive testing (NDT)
  • Hammer testing
  • Paint thickness testing
  • Cable tension testing


Bolt testing – Spinnaker Tower. Removing loose concrete – Ditherington Mill. Stonework Inspection – Berry Pomeroy Castle. Chimney inspection - Truro. Pier inspection– Tlibury.