General Inspections

Safety, stability and regular inspections

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The wood inspection drills are designed to identify structural soundness by using advanced resistance technology. This method is adaptable for all trades conducting wood inspections. Besides common industries using inspection drills to focus on inspecting utility poles, trees and bridges, we’ve also seen a variety of uses including inspections on totem poles, wooden playground equipment, historic homes, monuments, pilings, supporting piers/docks, boat houses and many more.

The inspection drill captures resistance data that illuminates early stages of decay or cavity found inside the wood. The drill identifies decay by measuring the resistance of the wood against a 1/10” bit to detect areas of low density. This data helps the inspector note areas for further investigation. Wood inspectors utilize the inspection drill to help increase safety and prevent unnecessary removal of healthy wood by taking the extra step to provide interpretive data on the internal state of the wood. The drills can be used on varying types of wood densities and products.

A waterproof PD-Series is available and fully submergible for wood products located underwater. This drill is designed with the inspection portion submerged and the electronic component above the surface. Engineers that inspect docks and pilings have rented or purchased the underwater unit to investigate wood below the surface.

The measurement methods of our test instruments are scientifically proven. Scientists and specialists recommend them as objective and reliable examination methods.

Wood Testing Systems:

  • IML RESI-Systems
    (Drilling resistance measurement)
    Minimally invasive identification of internal defects and an analysis of the external wall
  • IML Micro Hammer
    (Sound speed measurement)
    Easy and fast verification of defects yet in early stages of damage
  • Fractometer
    (Bending & compression strength measurement)
    Evaluation of stability and strength of wood using a wooden core extracted with the increment borer

Our Product Capabilities:

  • Detect rot in various stages & collects data
  • Recognize compressed separation zones
  • Locate ring shakes, cracks, and cavities
  • Analyze the growth of annual rings
  • Detect wood decay
  • Evaluate the wood quality

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