"Inspection of Materials"



Inspection of materials is one of the fundamental tools used in Echem’s consultancy group. When deciding on how to understand material degradation choose Echem as your technical partner.
i-spec is the inspection part of Life 52® and is broken down into five (5) main categories as follows:


  • i-cor

    Inspection methods used for understanding the mechanisms driving corrosion. Read More
  • i-loc

    Locating of embedded or unknown materials for construction operations or engineering calculations. Read More
  • i-mat

    Inspection methods designed to provide information useful in interpreting material properties. Read More
  • i-sur

    Surveying methods used to understand structure conditions. Read More
  • i-win

    Testing and inspection methods used for water intrusion nuisances. Read More
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A full range of laboratories services are available for materials testing. Concrete, masonry and metallographic programs are developed with our in house experts. We also offer research and development expertise with third party material development.


An extensive range of inspection services are offered to diagnose, document and analyze materials. Our services can be applied to the most complex of material problems. Corrosion in concrete and masonry degradation are some of Echem’s unique competencies due to our state of the art approach.

Field Construction

Field construction services include construction administration, training and installation support for contractors, and client representation for third party QA/QC.




Consultant based firm specializing in material analysis service life assessments, durability and corrosion mitigation. Services are offered for existing structures and new construction.