The viaduct on the Draakplaats and Tramplein in Antwerp will be given an impressive make-over thanks to an investment of over 12 million Euros by Infrabel.
The viaduct consists of 2 parts: a brickwork section, which dates from the end of the 1800s, and a concrete section, which was added in 1900.
The bridge will be cut across its entire length, so the to-be-renewed area can be demolished using heavy machinery, without damaging the section that must be retained. This means the demolition area will be completely isolated, so trains can continue to operate while work is being carried out.
As the main contractor, Besix has asked specialist Cibor to perform cutting activities on the concrete section.
The implemented cutting technique, namely using diamond wire, will ensure a straight cut after demolition, so Besix can construct a separate new, self-supporting concrete structure just 3 centimetres away.
In total, cutting activities will extend over a length of 85 metres and 5 arches, which is equivalent to 1000m3 of concrete and brickwork.
A strict schedule must be adhered to so all work can be completed by the end of 2021.
Work will regularly be carried out at night, so tram and road traffic is not hindered.
During the weekend of 11-12 January, Cibor was also on hand to perform night time cutting activities on arches 1 and 5.
The site manager of Besix is very pleased about the partnership with Cibor. “I discovered Cibor via their website. I immediately noticed that Cibor is a specialist when it comes to concrete-related activities. Cibor is also professional and has a solution-oriented mindset. Their long-standing experience, high quality finish and flexibility make them a very reliable partner.
Leaks in central heating pipes can be difficult to find. This is demonstrated by the following situation at one of our customers. The customer noticed a loss of pressure, but the fitter could not find the cause. Such situations require a more high-tech approach: infrared leak detection.
Inspecting pipes with infrared camera
Most pipes in central heating systems are neatly incorporated into floors or walls, which makes them impossible to access without demolition work. In such cases, you never know exactly where to start digging/ breaking. Fortunately, we possess special infrared cameras that can penetrate deep into pipes.
Infrared leak detection
Our technicians, who have completed thermography training and are armed with state-of-the-art infrared cameras, can quickly identify the exact location such problems. In doing so, they also help to minimise inconvenience.
Would you like to know more about leak detection with an infrared camera?
Would you like more information about pipe inspections and leak detection using an infrared camera? Then please do not hesitate to contact us!
Imagine the scenario: an attractive, modern building is ready for handover, but a leak is suddenly discovered in the roof. This leads to heated discussions between the architect, contractor and the roofer. Cibor can help to avoid such situations using a preventive roof check for watertightness.
What is a preventive roof check?
We perform preventive roof checks during the construction phase, preferably before any ballast has been placed on the roof. We then find and repair potential defects and leaks in good time. In so doing, we also address faults that may not immediately cause problems, but will do so in the future, such as partly detached seam joints.
Which roofs can be preventively checked?
Preventive checks can be carried out on any flat roof, irrespective of the roofing. A suitable investigation technique is available for practically every type of roof structure.
Leak detection in roofs – in practice
Preventive roof check involving bituminous water seal on a flat roof in Knokke.
We use high-tech measuring equipment to locate and pinpoint potential leaks Positions no. 14 and 15 show this in the photo above. Once leaks are detected, the necessary corrections can be carried out to prevent potential problems.
Would you like to know more?
Would you like to know more about preventive roof checks? Then please do not hesitate to contact us!
The pleasure of having your own swimming pool quickly disappears when finding out it leaks. When Mr S. L. from Geel found out his swimming pool was leaking, he called Cibor’s Swimming Pool team. One of the injector pipes of his outdoor swimming pool was leaking.
The owner specifically asked not to do any digging works because of high groundwater level in his area. The leak was detected by Cibor’s Swimming Pool Team using specialized detecting equipment. The Cibor Relining Team came to the rescue by applying a sock in the injector pipe.
A Cibor team starting an integrity test on a flat roof early in the morning. The smallest puncture, membrane split, or mechanical default can cause severe and costly structural decay, interior damage, wet insulation and mold. Cibor offers proven expertise and a range of patented techniques for unparalleled leak detection. Our certified inspectors perform integrity tests on new or existing waterproofing membranes and containment liners.
We are an independent testing company, without affiliation to waterproofing of roofing consultants, contractors, or membrane manufacturers.
Preparing for the job.
The task ahead!
Sometimes it feels lonely out there.
Even the smallest pinholes get to be detected. Nr 37?