Timber & Bridge Inspections

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The examination of construction timber in lumber, bridge and pile dwellings can reveal weaknesses and safety risks. Resistance technology is utilized to identify structural soundness and early stages of decay in columns, poles, and pilings. While the inspector may sound the wood and conduct an external visual inspection, the inspection drill helps uncover the detailed interior life of the timber.

Depending on the operational demands on wooden constructions, an inspector needs to distinguish between static strength, impact strength, endurance strength, dynamic strength, density, and resistance to wear. The inspection drill conducts drillings in various wood density levels and components such as pine, Glulam, Douglas fir, Oak and many others. The inspection drills rapidly provide you with reliable and extensive information about the actual condition of the examined timber component. Most of the defects or damages are located inside wooden components and without the inspection drill it could become necessary to carry out expensive investigations to detect and identify areas of concern.

With the almost non-destructive drilling resistance measurement method (IML-RESI System) it’s possible to evaluate the constructional conditions of half-timbered houses, historical and/or listed buildings and wooden constructions. That way, damaged and decayed parts can be detected and exchanged in time.

By using the IML RESI-Series inspection drills you can drill at different heights and in different drilling directions. A few quick drillings can provide substantial information about the status of structures, interior defects, and the thickness of residual walls of wooden beams.

Timber Inspection Products:

  • MD-Series Resistance Drill
    Typically used as a preliminary inspection tool, the user feels the abrupt change of the drilling bit as it drives into a softer wood density. No inspection data is recorded.
  • F-Series Resistance Drill
    A popular option among timber inspectors due to the length and simplicity of the device. Records the inspection data on a wax paper strip.
  • PD-Series Resistance Drill
    An advanced digital version that offers more setting options and offers a faster speed for inspections. Common sizes for timber customers are the PD300/PD400

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