Mundic Testing

The term Mundic has become used as the generic name in Cornwall, and parts of Devon, for concrete which is made with aggregates containing reactive minerals.

There are two main elements to a concrete screening test.

The first element is the site inspection and concrete sampling. This involves a careful assessment by an experienced Chartered Surveyor of the structure of the building, together with its condition where relevant to this subject.

Following this, samples are taken from positions considered appropriate. In most instances the samples taken will be 50mm diameter cores drilled to a depth of about 75mm to 100mm, which will be carefully recorded, labelled and submitted to a laboratory for examination.

Before leaving the property all visible holes caused by the concrete sampling procedure will be repaired.

For further information please see our Guide to Mundic Testing.