Pull Out Testing
Pull testing is a catch-all term for testing that determines the load bearing capacity of fixings. It’s possible to test anything from small screws, eyebolts, studs, bolts to reinforcing bars in any size or diameter to walls, slabs and soffits. All tests on fixings are carried out in accordance with British Standard BS8539.
Pull testing is important to challenge the strength and durability of fasteners and to minimise the chance of construction malfunctions in your property. It can also help you to comply with the relevant standards and regulations for your anchor installation. Pull testing can prevent catastrophic failures that may occur due to varying temperatures, corrosion, or other factors. Pull testing can be either destructive or non-destructive, depending on the purpose and type of the test.
Pull out testing is generally considered to be a safe method of testing the performance of fixings if it is done by qualified and experienced operatives who follow the relevant standards and code of practice. Pull out testing can help to guarantee safety on site and prevent any accidents or injuries that may result from faulty or inadequate fixings. However, pull out testing may also cause some damage to the substrate or the fixing itself, depending on the type and level of the test. Therefore, it is important to choose the appropriate test for your specific application and to consult with a professional before conducting any pull-out testing.