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Laboratory Testing

Concrete Testing Laboratory

Concrete is the most widely used construction material. It is estimated that the present use of concrete in the world is approximately 11 billion metric tons every year. Our concrete testing laboratory tests every component in the concrete mix design (cement, fly ash, slag, admixtures, fine and course aggregate) as well as the concrete mix itself. We can also evaluate the plastic properties of the mix as well as the hardened properties.  We specialize in mix designs for pavement, airports, ready mix producers, precast, prestress, self-consolidating concrete, underwater concrete pours, shotcrete, industrial floor slabs, and more.

Contact an expert for a complete list of tests we perform, or for questions concerning a particular test.

Test Methods

ASTM C31Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field
ASTM C39Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
ASTM C42Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores and Sawed Beams of Concrete
ASTM C94Flexural Strength of Concrete
ASTM C78Flexural Strength of Concrete
ASTM C157Length Change of Hardened Hydraulic-Cement Mortar and Concrete
ASTM C172Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete
ASTM C173Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method
ASTM C192Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in The Laboratory
ASTM C215Fundamental Transverse, Longitudinal and Torsional Frequencies of Concrete Specimen
ASTM C232Bleeding of Concrete

Standard Test Method for Flexural Strength of Concrete (Using
Simple Beam with Center-Point Loading)
ASTM C295Guide for Petrographic Examination of Aggregates for Concrete
ASTM C387Standard Specification for Packaged, Dry, Combined Materials
for Concrete and High Strength Mortar
ASTM C418Abrasion Resistance of Concrete by Sandblasting
ASTM C469Static Modulus of Elasticity and Poisson’s Ratio of Concrete in Compression
ASTM C482Bond Strength of Ceramic Tile to Portland Cement Paste
ASTM C494Standard Specification for Chemical Admixtures for Concrete
ASTM C496Splitting Tensile Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
ASTM C511Moist Cabinets, Moist Rooms, and Water Storage Tanks Used in
the Testing of Hydraulic Cements and Concretes
ASTM C512Creep of Concrete and Compression
ASTM C567Determining Density of Structural Lightweight Concrete
ASTM C617Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens (for 7000 psi and below)
ASTM C642Test Method for Density, Absorption, and Voids in Hardened Concrete
ASTM C642Test Method for Density, Absorption, and Voids in Hardened Concrete
ASTM C666Resistance of Concrete to Rapid Freezing and Thawing
ASTM C684Making, Accelerated Curing, And Testing Concrete Compression Test Specimen
ASTM C805Rebound Number of Hardened Concrete
ASTM C827Change in Height at Early Ages of Cylindrical Specimen of
Cementitious Mixtures
ASTM C856Petrographic Examination of Aggregates of Harding Concrete
ASTM C878Restrained Expansion of Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete
ASTM C882Bound Strength of Epoxy-Resin Systems Used with Concrete by
Slate Sheer
ASTM C939Flow of Grout for Preplaced-Aggregate Concrete (Flow Cone
Method-Pre-Mixed Grout)
Compressive Strength of Grouts for Preplaced-Aggregate Concrete
in the Laboratory (Pre-Mixed Grout)
Abrasion Resistance of Concrete or Mortar Surfaces by the
Rotating-Cutter Method
ASTM C989Standard Specification for Slag Cement for Use in Concrete and
ASTM C995Time of Flow of Fiber-Reinforce Concrete Through Inverted Slump Cone
ASTM C1018Flexural Performance of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (Using Beam
With Third-Point Loading) (Withdrawn 2006)
ASTM C1064Temperature of the Freshly Mixed Hydraulic-Cement Concrete
ASTM C1074Estimating Concrete Strength by the Maturity Method
ASTM C1077Standard Practice for Agencies Testing Concrete and Concrete
ASTM C1090Estimating Concrete Strength by the Maturity Method
ASTM C1105Length Change of Concrete Due to Alkali-Carbonate Rock Reaction
ASTM C1116Specification for Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
ASTM C1138Abrasion Resistance of Concrete (Underwater Method)
ASTM C1140Preparing and Testing Specimens from Shotcrete Test Panels
ASTM C1152Standard Test Method for Acid-Soluble Chloride in Mortar and
ASTM C1202Electrical Indication of Concrete’s Ability to Resist Chloride Ion Penetration
ASTM C1218Standard Test Method for Water-Soluble Chloride in Mortar
ASTM C1231Use of Unbonded Caps in Determination of Compressive Strength
of Hardened Concrete Cylinders
ASTM C1383Measuring the P-Wave Speed and the Thickness of Concrete Plates
Using the Impact-Echo Method
ASTM C1385Sampling Materials for Shotcrete
ASTM C1399Obtaining Average Residual-Strength of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
ASTM C1436Materials for Shotcrete
ASTM C1480Packaged, Pre-Blended, Combined Materials for Use in Wet or Dry Shotcrete Application
ASTM C1542Making Length of Concrete Cores
ASTM C1550Flexural Toughness of Fiber Reinforced Concrete (Using Central
Loaded Round Panels)
ASTM C1557Tensile Strength & Young’s Modulus of Fibers
ASTM C1567Determining the Potential Alkali-Silica Reactivity of
Combinations of Cementitious Materials and Aggregate (accelerated mortar-bar method)
ASTM C1579Evaluating Plastic Shrinkage Cracking of Restrained Fiber Reinforced Concrete
ASTM C1581Standard Test Method for Determining Age at Cracking and Induced Tensile Stress Characteristics of Mortar
ASTM C1604Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores of Shotcrete
ASTM C1609Flexural Performance of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (Using Beam With Third-Point Loading)
ASTM C1610Static Segregation of Self-Consolidating Concrete Using Column Technique
ASTM C1611Standard Test Method for Slump Flow of Self-Consolidating
ASTM C1621Passing Ability of Self-Consolidating Concrete by J-Ring
ASTM C1697Standard Specification for the Blending of Supplementary
Cementitious Materials
ASTM C1712Standard Test Method for Rapid Assessment of Static Segregation Resistance of Self-Consolidating Concrete Using Penetration Test
ASTM C1741Water Permeability of Concrete
ASTM C1758Standard Practice for Fabrication Test Speciens with
Self-Consolidating Concrete
ASTM C1812Standard Practice Design of Journal Bearing Supports to Be Used in Fiber Reinforced Concrete Beam Tests
ASTM D4060Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coating by the Taber Abrasion
ASTM D7508Standard Specifications for Polyolefin Chopped Strands for Use
in Concrete
ASTM E96Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
ASTM E329Passing Ability of Self-Consolidating Concrete by J-RingStandard Specification for Agencies Engaged in the Testing and/or Inspection of Materials Used in Construction
ASTM R18Establishing and Implementing a Quality System for Constructiom Materials Testing Laboratories
ASTM T336Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Hydraulic Cement Concrete
ICC-ES AC 32Acceptance Criteria for Concrete with Synthetic Fibers
ICC-ES AC 51Acceptance Criteria for Precast Stone Veneer
ICC-ES AC 198Acceptance Criteria for Chemical Admixtures Used in Concrete
ICC-ES AC 208Acceptance Criteria for Steel Fibers in Concrete
ICC-ES AC 383Polyolefin Chopped Strands for Use in Concrete
CRD C12Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete
CRD C48Standard Test Method for Water Permeability of Concrete
CRD C61Resistance of Freshly Mixed Concrete to Washing Out in Water
CRD-C65Standard Test Method for Flexural Toughness and First-Crack Strength of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
CRD-C67Standard Test Method for Time of Flow of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Through Inverted Slump Cone and Concrete under Restrained Shrinkage
CRD C661Specification for Anti-washout Admixtures for Concrete
ISO/IEC 17025General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and
Calibration of Laboratories