With more than 4.4% of the 72,000 road bridges considered at risk currently, the majority of these are historic and in a state of decline due to budget cuts and what may be deemed managed decline
The bridges need Inspection Grade Models produced for the Engineer so that over time any changes can be noted and measures taken to remediate before the issue escalates into a risk of collapse. Using commercial drones and lasers we can easily survey the bridge in 3D. Where needed we can also check for scour below water and provide a seamless overview of the bridge in one model.
Our findings will be able to focus attention onto the areas such as spalling, mortar recession, linearity issues, block displacement and brick loss. Many parameters can be defined with the engineer so the report meets the exact needs of the structure we are assessing.
Along with general decline thousands of bridges have been impacted by root damage from invasive plant species such as Japanese Knotweed and Buddleia Davidii root damage. Experts in this field Rocksolid can provide the necessary long term solutions to combat this growing nationwide threat.