Cracks and joints

These measuring devices are designed to monitor movement across surface cracks and joints in rock, soil and building structures.

These measuring devices are designed to monitor movement across surface cracks and joints in rock, soil and building structures. Crack measurements are used in a number of infrastructure and mining projects to monitor possible cracks in structures caused by nearby excavation or tunneling, for example. Typical applications include tunnel and shaft linings, buildings, bridges and dams.

Measuring device

The measuring device is a uniaxial mechanical crackmeter. The uniaxial crackmeter is installed by mounting the two anchors with ball joints on either side of the crack/joint, and then attaching the jointmeter body to ball joints. The central processing unit of this device transfers the measurement data automatically to FinMeas Online that provides you with an easy access to up-to-date measurement data from any device.

Benefits

  • Real time and exact information of possible cracks/joints
  • Ideal for applications in fairly inaccessible locations requiring long term monitoring
  • Simple and fast installation procedure
  • Automatic documentation that enables possible changes to be tracked more effectively
  • Remote reading reduces unnecessary costs, delays and risk of errors

Read an article about the benefits of automatic monitoring.

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