Refurbishments account for approximately half of all construction work.  Repair, restoration and protective services are needed every day for structures such as parking decks, balconies, bridge piers, building, roofing and many more.  Repairs can be performed using repair mortars, epoxy resins, polyurethane grouts, carbon fiber straps or plates and other types of repair materials. Choosing a repair product for the job without understanding what caused the problem and the possible compatibility issues could lead to costly mistakes.  Testing must be performed to make sure that the repair products meet all necessary criteria for the job.  At TEC Services we perform a wide range of the testing on all repair products.  We take pride in our work and promise to give you the most accurate answers possible.

TEC Services’ laboratory is approved and/or inspected by AMRL (AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory), CCRL (Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory) and the approved list for US Army Corps of Engineers test laboratories for concrete and masonry testing.  Our laboratory accreditations include: ISO 17025, AASHTO R18 and we are an approved laboratory for the US Army Corps of Engineers.

TEC Services’ employees are active members in ACI, ASTM, ICRI, FRCA, ASCE and SWRI.  Several TEC employees are current or past committee members, committee chairs, board members and presidents of the above mentioned organizations local and national chapters.  TEC Services works closely with ASTM in the development of aggregate, concrete and masonry test methods, testing guidelines and specifications.

A basic list of some of the testing our laboratory provides is listed below.  If a test is desired that is not listed below please call and inquire for further details.

AASHTO T259 Standard Method of Test for Resistance of Concrete to Chloride Ion Penetration 
ACI 364.3  Guide for Cementitious Repair Material Data Sheet 
ASTM C190 Withdrawn Test Method for Tensile Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars
ASTM C191 Time of Setting of Hydraulic Cement by Vicat Needle
ASTM C348 Flexural Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars
ASTM C469 Static Modulus of Elasticity and Poisson’s Ratio
ASTM C512  Standard Test Method for Creep of Concrete in Compression
ASTM C531 Linear Shrinkage and Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Chemical-Resistant Mortars, Grouts, Monolithic Surfacings, and Polymer Concretes
ASTM C596 Drying Shrinkage of Mortar Containing Portland Cement
ASTM C666 Resistance of Concrete to Rapid Freezing and Thawing
ASTM C672 Scaling Resistance of Concrete Surfaces Exposed to Deicing Chemicals
ASTM C881 Specifications for Epoxy-Resin-Base Bonding Systems for Concrete
ASTM C882 Bond Strength of Epoxy-Resin Systems Used with Concrete by Slant Shear
ASTM C900 Pullout Strength of Hardened Concrete
ASTM C928 Specifications for Packaged, Dry Rapid-Hardening Cementitious Materials for Concrete Repairs
ASTM C1107 Specifications for Packaged Dry, Hydraulic-Cement Grout (Nonshrink)
ASTM C1181  Standard Test Methods for Compressive Creep of Chemical-Resistant Polymer Machinery Grouts 
ASTM C1202 Electrical Indication of Concrete’s Ability to Resist Chloride Ion Penetration
ASTM C1404 Bond Strength of Adhesive Systems Used with Concrete as Measured by Direct Tension
ASTM C1437 Flow of Hydraulic Cement Mortar
ASTM C1581 Standard Test Method for Determining Age at Cracking and Induced Tensile Stress Characteristics of Mortar and Concrete under Restrained Shrinkage
ASTM C1583 Tensile Strength of Concrete Surfaces and Bond Strength or Tensile Strength of Concrete Repair and Overlay Materials by Direct Tension (Pull-off Method)
ASTM D1308  Standard Test Method for Accelerated Leach Test for Diffusive Releases from Solidified Waste and a Computer Program to Model Diffusive, Fractional Leaching from Cylindrical Waste Forms 
ASTM E488 Strength of Anchors in Concrete and Masonry Elements
CRD C164  Standard Test Method for Direct Tensile Strength of Cylindrical Concrete or Mortar Specimens 
ICRI 320.3  Repair Material Data Sheet Protocol 

We also perform testing required by most DOT Specifications.