Special Breaks


860-621-3303 for Impact-Echo Testing

Special Breaks LLC


the following



Impact-Echo Testing

Investigative Core Drilling

Structural Injection

Waterproofing Injection

Pressure Injection

Vacuum Assisted Injection

Micro grouting

Void filling

Slab lifting



Special Breaks LLC works with Engineers and Owners to test existing structures without damaging them.

Some areas where Impact-Echo can be effectively used:

  • Measure thickness of concrete slabs
  • Determine depth of delaminations
  • Locate voids in concrete or subgrade
  • Measure depth of surface opening cracks
  • Locate voids in grouting of post tensioning ducts
  • Locate honeycombing in concrete
  • Locate cracks and other defects in masonry structures where brick or block units are bonded together by mortar.

Impact-Echo is an acoustic, nondestructive method for testing concrete and masonry structures.
It is based on the use of impact-generated stress (sound) waves that propagate through the structure and are reflected by internal flaws and external surfaces. Impact-Echo can be used to make accurate, nondestructive, ASTM approved measurements of thickness in concrete slabs and plates, (ASTM Standard C 1383 - 98a).e


Impact-Echo can measure defects in:

  • Bridges

  • Parking Decks

  • Asphalt covered concrete pavements

  • Tunnels

  • Culverts

  • Tanks

  • Mineshaft liners

  • Tanks

  • Retaining walls

We perform work at hourly, daily, weekly and lump sum rates.

Call us to quote on your testing needs.


For information and pricing contact:

Email:  specialbreaks@snet.net


Special Breaks LLC

312 Mill Street, Southington, CT  06489-4717

Phone: 860-621-3303