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Why is Bridge Deck Inspection Important?

bridge deck inspectionBridge deck inspection is absolutely crucial to ensure the safety of everything above, on, and underneath bridges. While there has been a good amount of progress made in restoring structurally deficient structures, there is still a great deal of work to be done. Here are some of the reasons why bridge deck inspection is so important to keep bridges safe for everyone.

What Does a Bridge Inspection Give You?

Monitoring bridge conditions is incredibly crucial for keeping good bridges in good condition. A bridge deck inspection will include a report for you that shows all of the things that need to be worked on and repaired. A typical bridge deck inspection report will include a narrative, recommendations for repairs, and estimated budgetary costs for each of the repairs. Your bridge deck inspector will also give you a list that prioritizes the repairs, so that if you do not have all of the money right now you can at least get started on the most pressing issues.

What Does a Bridge Inspection Involve?

A bridge inspection sounds like it would just cover the bridge, but there is much more involved. Bridge deck inspections will inspect the flat surface of the bridge and can extend underneath the bridge to see what parts of the underside need repair. Off of the bridge entirely, inspectors will look at the streambed to examine the abutments, pile caps, and footings. A bridge deck inspection will allow you to properly focus your budget and resources on fixing different aspects of your bridges and preventing them from being deemed deficient.


A bridge deck inspection only uses sensors to identify areas of the bridge that are deteriorating and map out the degree of deterioration on the bridge as a whole. Bridge deck inspections use infrared cameras to evaluate concrete bridge decks and give an idea of how much rehabilitation is needed.

Choose Concrete Visions for Your Bridge Deck Inspection Needs

Concrete Visions has over 12 years of experience and expertise in concrete scanning and we know how to detect any problems lurking beneath the surface. We use ground penetrating radar accurately and expertly and are familiar in many other methods that can be used when appropriate like concrete x-ray and electromagnetic conductivity. We are also very familiar with the latest construction safety techniques and train all of our workers to do their work quickly, accurately, and safely. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, give is a call at (410) 766-2210 or visit us online. For more articles and tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

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