Tell-Tale Concrete Crack Gauge for monitoring structure movement
Features of the Concrete Crack Monitoring Gauge
High-Quality Concrete Crack Monitor
Nextstar concrete crack gauges are a high-quality, cost-effective way to monitor concrete cracks in foundations and any concrete structure where movement is suspected. You can mount Crack monitor gauges to concrete using the provided standard wall anchors and screws. You can also use a fast-setting epoxy to mount the gauges to the concrete wall or floor.
Plus & Minus 20 mm accurate measurement
The clear and accurate scale is easy to read, no matter the position. You can monitor corner Cracks using an angle bracket during application.
Vertical & Horizontal movement monitoring
After installing the concrete crack gauge across the crack line, it is easy to monitor Vertical or Horizontal shifting. The Crack Gauge design is a simple way to quickly see motion in any two-axis or a combination of both. The tracking will give the installer the needed information about the concrete movement’s direction and provide the correct reinforcement solution.
How to use a Crack Gauge to monitor movement over time?
Installing the crack gauge monitor for extended amounts of time, i.e., six months or more, can reveal results. It is essential to record the movement periodically. One of the simplest methods is to use a cell phone to take pictures regularly and compare the tell-tale changes over time. Most foundations with structural problems or concrete cracks move over a 24hr period, especially in climates with sizeable daily temperature swings.
Easy install with Epoxy paste or screws and plugs
Installation is achieved by drilling four small anchor holes in the concrete and installing screws to secure the crack gauge or use an epoxy paste to hold the crack gauge monitor in place. You can use two-way tape if the concrete is clean and smooth enough. The gauge can be removed and reused.
Durable and Reusable
You can repeatedly reuse the Nextstar Concrete Crack Gauge at a reasonable and competitive cost because of its durable acrylic construction. Important when Field engineers install many of these crack Gauges in one location, helping keep down costs.
Use on Floors, Walls, or corner cracks
You can install the concrete crack gauge to most concrete or solid surfaces, concrete floors, foundation walls, retaining structures, floor slab, or expansion joint testing.
Test on Poured or Block construction for movement
The standard crack gauge and be used on poured concrete or with any block construction to monitor across blocks, cracks, or tuckpointed joints.