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timber Structure Inspections
The most in-depth timber structure inspections to ensure public safety while saving your budget and time
Timber Structure Inspections
Timber Structure Inspections for Forty yearsWRD has over 40 years of experience in timber structure inpsections and construction. Dr. Dan Tingley, our Senior Wood Technologist, has developed our tech and holds over 42 patents in Timber. Rot does not start in any specific place. Our testing gives us a 360 degree view of the timber structure and doesn’t damage it.
NON-DESTRUCTIVE TIMBER Structure INSPECTIONs
Our safe timber testing is done through the EPHOD™ method. Using a stress wave timer (SWT), we hit the wood with a hammer which sends compression waves through the wood. The waves pass through and the data is received on the other end, these numbers allow us to accurately see the damage to the wood. WRD drills six holes in the wood with an increment borer to take as samples. After we take these samples, we patch the hole with a treated wooden plug. The samples are then sent to our IAS certified lab to determine the density of the wood and the species of wood. This allows us to create a unique repair plan tailored to your structure.
Timber Structure Inspection and Testing Experts
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This (Dr. Tingley) has opened my eyes to many of the reasons for the short life span of our timber bridge components, provided an understanding of what is required to extend their lives and given hope to the restoration of timber bridges that had already been written off. – David Goodman, Cassowary Coast Manager of Civil Works
Timber Structure Inspection Pros
We Have Over 40 Years of Experience Inspecting Wood Structures
Timber structures have a very long lifespan. If you look at some timber bridges, you’ll see that some are one hundred years old and still in service. The lifespan of a timber bridge is based on how you build it.
Something as small as putting a nail in the wrong place, can greatly lower a timber bridge’s lifespan. Our methods and techniques that we have developed can expand the life of a timber bridge by another one hundred years.
Timber Bridge Inspections
- Keystone Wye – South Dakota, USA
- Gillies Bridge – Cessnock, Australia
- Newry Islands Bridge – Queensland, Australia
- Hokkaido Bridge, Japan
- Heritage Bridge Walkway – Durham, Ontario
- Arch Bridge – Austria