Thermal Integrity Profiling (T.I.P. Testing)

Thermal integrity profiling is a non-destructive test method that that records temperature measurements within a freshly cast concrete drilled shaft or pile and utilizes an analysis of the temperature distribution within the foundation that occurs through the heat of hydration by the curing cement in the concrete.

FTC considers this test to be supplementary to the more established and technically superior method of testing drilled shafts and piles using Cross-hole sonic logging procedures.

Thermal integrity profiling can be useful in early and generalized assessment of drilled shaft or pile conditions and is sometimes specified as a test method by project owners.  FTC has the equipment and experience to perform thermal integrity profiling using both the probe method (using access tubes cast into the concrete) or using data loggers that are connected to thermal cables embedded into the concrete.