The endoscopic test consists in a slightly destructive technique applied mainly to establish state and typology of the masonry structures.
It is performed by making some holes of 2-3 cm diameter properly “cleaned”, within which it is introduced an endoscope, enabling to identify the masonry’s composition, the mortar’s state, possible cavities, internal cracks, the courses of the injected concrete’s mixtures, etc.
The endoscopes can be rigid (endoscope with metallic pole of variable length) or flexible. Depending on whether the light source is placed at the target extremity (halogen lamp) or at the endoscope’s tip, it is possible to define it as warm light or cold light tool.
The endoscope enables the connection to video and/or photographic devices for the characterisation of the masonry mass stratigraphy the state of resistant elements and mortar.
A variant of this system is the endoscopic video made through a miniaturised camera directly connected to a device recording images,
- Stratigraphic individuation
- Individuation of Break-lines and secondments
- Humidity infiltrations
- State of linking martor
- Individuation of internal cavities
- Slightly invasive technique
- Immediate qualitative evaluation of the materials’ state