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RE: Testing for Anchor Bolt Embedment

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If it's a wedge anchor, maybe you could drill one out and see what you've got. (See attached link). You might also be able to do a pull test on one without removing it.
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From: THunt(--nospam--at) [mailto:THunt(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 2:09 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Testing for Anchor Bolt Embedment

I am reviewing the anchorage of a hospital emergency generator with 40 - 3/4 inch diameter cast-in-place anchor bolts but the drawings do not show the embedment depth.  Does anyone know of a field test to determine the embedment depth?  I am thinking there must be some type of sonic test that could measure the rebound and determine the bolt length.  Any ideas?

Thomas Hunt, S.E.
ABS Consulting