MATERIALS TESTING SERVICES

Construction materials testing (CMT) comprises an array of licensed-engineer-directed professional services applied principally for purposes of construction quality assurance and quality control. CMT services commonly are provided as a separate discipline by firms like Federal Engineering & Testing, Inc. CMT consists of providing testing on subsurface preparation for foundations of buildings, roadways, and other structures; materials used for subgrade, sub base, and base purposes; site grading; construction of earthen structures and earth-retaining structures (e.g., retaining walls); and so on. Because many of the materials involved, such as concrete, are used in other elements of construction projects and structures, it also encompasses observation and testing of numerous additional materials (e.g., reinforced concrete, structural steel, masonry, wood, and fireproofing). Laboratory services are a major element of CMT operations. Also operating under the direction of a licensed engineer, they are applied in geotechnical engineering to evaluate subsurface-material samples. QC services, which are a major part of CMT services, are those applied by or on behalf of a developer to ensure the contractor has attained conditions that he has contractually agreed to attain. In overall a CMT operation is a laboratory with the equipment and personnel required to evaluate a variety of construction materials.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER

CONCRETE TESTING

  • Casting Concrete Cylinders

  • Casting Concrete Beams

  • Casting Concrete Cubes

  • Casting Concrete Grout Prisms

  • Compressive Strength Test

  • Drilled Cores

  • Concrete Thickness Verification

  • Concrete Flexural Strength

  • Unit Weight & Density

  • Slump of Fresh Concrete

  • Sampling Fresh Concrete

  • Concrete Air Content

  • Curing Concrete Specimens

  • Capping Concrete Specimens

  • Rebound Hammer Test

  • Windsor Probe

  • Grout Flow Test

  • Temperature of Fresh Concrete


AGGREGATE TESTING

  • Organic Impurities
  • Fine Aggregate Passing #200 Wash
  • Coarse Aggregate Passing #200 Wash
  • Fine Aggregate Gradation
  • Coarse Aggregate Gradation
  • Specific Gravity of Fine Aggregate
  • Specific Gravity of Coarse Aggregate
  • Clay Lumps & Friable Particles
  • Moisture Content Test
  • Sample Reduction
  • L.A. Abrasion

ASPHALT TESTING

  • Asphalt Thickness Verification
  • Asphalt Cores
  • Nuclear Backscatter Density
  • Asphalt Content by Ignition
  • Extraction & Gradation
  • Marshall Resistance
  • Specific Gravity
  • Asphalt Paving Monitoring
  • Spread Rate Calculation











SOIL TESTING

  • Nuclear Density Test
  • Speedy Moisture Test
  • Soil Sample Collection
  • Dry Preparation
  • Wet Preparation
  • Standard Proctor Test
  • Modified Proctor Test
  • Particle Size Analysis (Sieve)
  • Specific Gravity
  • Finer than #200 Wash
  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR)
  • Limerock Bearing Ratio (LBR)
  • Florida Bearing Value (FBV)
  • Moisture Content
  • Classification of Soils
  • Description of Soils
  • Atterberg Limits
  • Organic Loss by Ignition
  • pH Content
  • Unit Weight & Yield

Around the Clock

Some projects require a 24/7 schedule which can't be held up by anyone. We are able to come out at any time to keep your project on track.

Equipment

Our lab is stocked with state of the art testing equipment to assist us in obtaining the most accurate results.

Accreditations

Our testing lab and staff performance is verified several times throughout the year by sever prestigious organizations.   

Personnel

All of our technicians are trained and certified by different certification agencies ro perform materials testing services.