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Fast and Accurate Shear Testing in Southampton

We carry out specialist and experienced shear testing solutions for Southampton commercial, private and industrial clients. 


Designed to accurately and quickly apply stress to a test sample to determine if it is able to withstand potential levels of stress and shear forces; depend on our specialist shear testing and diamond drilling service to provide you with swift, rapid and efficient accurate testing solutions for your Southampton project. As one of the leading diamond drilling and pull out testing specialists, we carry out the highest quality of testing to ensure that the fixings, fastenings, bolts, screws and nuts are as strong and effective as they should be. 

It is extremely significant that you have any bolts, fastenings, fixings and screws continuously and accurately shear tested to avoid potential costly failures in the future. We therefore utilise the highest quality equipment and materials to accurately, safely, quickly and efficiently undertake shear tests at your Southampton and Hampshire premises, so arrange your free property survey and no obligation quotation at your convenience by calling our experienced and expert shear testing and diamond drilling team on 01474 822785

How we carry out shear testing 

Our comprehensive shear testing service is one of the most efficient and effective methods of testing fixings and fastenings. Often, shear forces cause one surface of a specific material or structure to move in one direction and the other surface to move in the opposite direction. This ensures that the material involved is stressed in a simple sliding motion. Our unique, price and accurate tests differ greatly from compression and tension tests, as the forces applied are parallel to the two contact surfaces, meanwhile in compression and tension tests, they are perpendicular to the contact surface. 

Why is shear testing important for my southampton premises?

Shear testing and stress testing is absolutely pivotal, based on the fact that they can give you an accurate measure of the shear strength of the structure or material and therefore the maximum shear stress that it is able to withstand before failure begins. As a matter of fact, this is one of the most significant design characteristics of a variety of fastenings and fixings like screws and bolts. For example, if a small fastener fails in shear, it could potentially lead to a much bigger chain of failures that could even lead to the entire destruction of a large structure or building. That is why it is absolutely essential to have your fastenings and fixings accurately tested by experienced professionals, like the ones here at Southern Drilling.  

A wide range of materials tested across southampton

There are an extensive range of different materials that are constantly tested in shear, including layered composites, adhesives and rigid substrates. The common rigid substrates that may be shear tested may be composed of woods, metals, ceramics, plastics and composites but usually come in a solid form that is often used as fasteners or building materials. As well as this, we will also test adhesives, as these are likely to experience shear stress when the materials are pulled in opposite directions in an attempt to slide them apart. 

Contact us today to discuss your Southampton shear testing and stress testing requirements with one of our helpful and friendly team; who will arrange your free property survey and no obligation shear testing quotation at your convenience.

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Why Choose Us?

  • Extensive expertise
  • The latest Hiltti PS1000 and PROCEQ equipment
  • Fast, accurate scanning detection service
  • Adaptable to floors, walls, soffits even curved surfaces
  • Fast 2D and detailed 3D scan options
  • Scan for obstructions and structural weaknesses
  • Available on site fast across the UK

Diamond Drilling And Sawing Across The South East

We provide our wall and floor sawing and diamond drilling services to commercial and industrial clients across Kent, Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, London, Essex and the rest of the UK.

Our expert team have recently completed projects for clients in Bromley, Dartford, Chatham, Canterbury, Dover, Faversham, MaidstoneSlough, Ashford, BeckenhamGillingham, Portsmouth, Orpington, Luton, Southampton, Hastings, Croydon, Oxford, Chelmsford, Gravesend, London, Watford, Colchester, StevenageBristolHemel Hempstead, Basildon, Ipswich, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Rochester.

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Contact Us

You can find full details of our expert services on the diamond drilling and sawing, controlled demolition and crunching and Chasing and General construction pages of this website.

We also welcome enquiries at any time, experienced members of the team are always on hand to answer questions; contact us at Southern Drilling today to arrange a no obligation survey and quotation.