Papworths Construction Testing Service - NDT
Concrete Non-destructive Testing


  • Concrete testing
  • Cover certification
  • Electrical resistivity
  • Core drilling and testing
  • Reinforcement mapping
  • GPR technology
  • IR certification
  • Compressive strength

Impact Echo

PCTS offer Impact Echo Thickness Certification, an acoustic non-destructive test method used to assess the dimensions and integrity of concrete and masonry.

Half Cell Potential

PCTS measure the potential of an embedded reinforcing bar relative to a reference half-cell placed on the concrete surface.

Schmidt Hammer

PCTS use Proceq Schmidt Hammers to measure the rebound value of a test impact on a structural member. PCTS can quickly and easily determine the compressive strength of hardened concrete and other construction materials.

Cathodic Protection

There are several factors which contributes to the inhibition of the corrosion process in the absence of cathodic protection systems, however every corrosion reaction initiates with an electrochemical reaction of the substrate (steel).

PCTS - Experienced technicians, reliable results! We offer the very best value service when it comes to non-destructive testing.

Perth Concrete Testing Services (PCTS)







Perth Construction Testing Services

Welcome to Perth's best value concrete non-destructive testing service. At PCTS the owner of the business is the qualified NDT Technician who will provide fast, accurate results for the lowest price in Western Australia.

At PCTS we are supported by a network of concrete durability experts and use the most advanced testing techniques to ensure you receive the highest standard of NDT services.

Because the owner of the business is the person doing the testing, you can rest assured that each job will be conducted by somebody that you know and trust. Based in Perth Western Australia, we draw on 42 years of expertise in the area of concrete durability, which has been passed down from father to son.

Non-destructive testing

Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a wide group of analysis techniques used in science and industry to evaluate the properties of a material, component or system without causing damage.

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The terms Nondestructive examination (NDE), Nondestructive inspection (NDI), and Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) are also commonly used to describe this technology. Because NDT does not permanently alter the article being inspected, it is a highly-valuable technique that can save both money and time in product evaluation, troubleshooting, and research.

Common NDT methods include ultrasonic, magnetic-particle, liquid penetrant, radiographic, remote visual inspection (RVI), eddy-current testing, and low coherence interferometry. NDT is a commonly-used tool in forensic engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, systems engineering, aeronautical engineering, medicine, and art.

NDT non-destructive testing

Ground Penetrating Radar











Ground Penetrating Radar

PCTS offer Reinforcement Mapping and Cover Certification.

PCTS use Ground Penetrating Radar technology to determine concrete cover as well as locate embedded reinforcement steel.

PCTS offer sub-surface imaging and reinforcement mapping on- site and in the form of a test certificate.

Electrical Resistivity Test

PCTS carry out Electrical Resistivity Testing using the Wenner Four Point Probe to assess the quality / uniformity of concrete at various depths.

Impulse Response

PCTS offer IR certification, a method of non-destructive evaluation of concrete based on the use of impact-generated stress (sound) waves that propagate through the structure and are reflected by internal flaws and external surfaces.

Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity

PCTS use Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity technology to measure the transit time of a pulse between transducers placed on the surface of a body of concrete.

The pulse velocity is then calculated using the measured path length through the concrete.

NDT Radar