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Title: Perform A Chain Drag Study?
That is correct...
Its actually quite cool to watch (nerd alert)...
At the firm I used to work at, we had an old timer engineer who was
quite a wiz with the thing...
But, it does take a trained ear...
Good Luck,

David L. Fisher, SE,PE
Senior Principal
Fisher+Horos Structural Engineers
372 West Ontario
Chicago, Illinois 60610

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Goodrich [mailto:dang(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 8:40 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Perform A Chain Drag Study?

When you drag a chain over a parking deck, and listen very close,
you can sometimes tell where a concrete topping layer has delaminated
from the supporting structure. It takes a lot of practice.  The sound of the
chain will vary as you drag it over the hollow spots.  I have seen this
happen with a  4 in. topping over a double tee parking garage.  We used it to
identify areas that should be repaired before putting a traffic membrane
down over the deck.  Up here in snow country, these parking structures
go to pot real quick, unless some kind of protective membrane is
placed over them.  I'm guessing that this what they are asking about.
Dan Goodrich, P.E.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 8:27 AM
Subject: Perform A Chain Drag Study?

I've been asked to evaluate an Existing Concrete Parking Garage.  Part of the study is to check wear on the parking surface using a Chain Drag Study.  Anybody know waht that is, how you do it, limiting criteria, etc?

Thank you,

Keith Hyndman
Exton, PA