Concrete Testing

The City Surveys Group is one of the UK’s foremost structural investigation and concrete testing firms having a capability and flexibility that is second to none in the industry.


concrete testing

Our substantial range of concrete testing services includes microscopical examinations, tests to determine movement, density and permeability of concrete as well as a whole range of non-destructive concrete testing services that combine seamlessly with our other more traditional structural investigation offerings.

We have teams of project engineers and technicians operating throughout the UK providing concrete testing services to firms ranging from large, international organisations like Sisk and Aecom to countless smaller but equally valuable clients.

A handful of recent projects include the extensive concrete testing and concrete scanning of highways structures on the Leeds Inner Ring Road for Bureau Veritas and the examination of nineteen bridges in Scotland for AMCO, to the provision of pre, during and post-pour inspections of pre-cast units for Birse Rail and assorted concrete testing services based around the refurbishment of Liverpool’s grade one listed Picton Reading Room.

In partnership with our UKAS accredited labs, City Surveys’ concrete testing engineers are able to deliver an incredibly diverse range of tests to determine…

  • Chloriode ion and sulphate
  • Cement content
  • Compressive strength of cores
  • HAC & ASR – presence and condition
  • Humidity and moisture levels
  • Flexural and tensile strength
  • Drying shrinkage
  • Thermal coefficient
  • Modulus of elasticity
  • Abrasion and slip resistance
  • Freeze-thaw
  • Ultrasonic surveys
  • Borescope investigations
  • Sampling by dust and diamond coring
  • Static and dynamic load testing of floors
  • Pull-off and pull-out tests
  • Delamination and hammer rebound surveys
  • Resistivity and depth of carbonation analyses

Professional, friendly staff

We pride ourselves on the professionalism and courtesy of our staff. We guarantee to treat all stakeholders as we would like to be treated.

‘One stop shop’ approach

One of the most diverse organisations of its type, we deliver a truly surprising but complementary range of services to support all stages of your project.

First class customer service

From the moment you get in touch to the second your deliverables land, we promise to communicate with your team promptly, politely and proactively.

Sustainable and considerate

We promise to respect and give back to the communities and environments in which we work, sourcing both materials and personnel responsibly.

Nationwide coverage

One of the leading firms of our type, we operate throughout the UK delivering a truly diverse range of services across a wide variety of sectors.

Proven track record

Every year we deliver hundreds of projects on time and on budget to a loyal client base. Over 70% of our work is based upon repeat business.

We save you money

By working harder, longer and more intelligently, over the years we’ve actually saved our clients millions in unnecessary costs and delays.

Honest, transparent pricing

The price we quote is the price you pay. If your brief is accurate and the scope remains the same there will be no additional costs whatsoever.

Training and technology

We’re constantly investing in the latest training, technology, software and systems. Our equipment and people are at the top of their game.

Fast, efficient delivery

Our business is based upon service quality, flexibility and speed. We work with you to deliver the results you need, when you need them.

Get in touch

For more information on our comprehensive range of concrete testing services simply call 0330 024 4988 or send a message via the contact form below. A member of our Structures team will be happy to help.


City Surveys are proud to have worked with a wide range of clients in varying sectors. Here are just some of the names we have successfully helped. If you have a potential project you think we can assist with please get in touch.