Anchor Systems Testing

Anchors systems are used in a variety of applications, and are primarily used for lifting or holding things in place. Anchors can consist of various systems and sizes. Our Anchor Systems Testing Lab can test steel anchor systems, cast in place anchors, set in place anchors, and the mortars and epoxies that are used to set anchors in place.


Our Accreditations

Our materials testing laboratory is approved and/or inspected by A2LA, AMRL (AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory), CCRL (Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory) and the US Army Corps of Engineers approval list for testing.  Our laboratory accreditations include: ISO 17025, AASHTO R18 and we are an approved laboratory for the US Army Corps of Engineers.  We can issue data to ICC-ES (International Code Council – Evaluation Service) for AC 308 Acceptance Criteria for Post-Installed Adhesive Anchors in Concrete Elements.

Our employees are active members in ACI, ASTM, ICRI, FRCA, ASCE and SWRI. Several TEC Services employees are current or past committee members, committee chairs, board members and presidents of these organizations in local and national chapters.

Our laboratory works closely with ASTM in the development of aggregate, concrete and masonry test methods, testing guidelines and specifications.


Some of the testing we perform for anchor systems is referenced below. This list consists of tests that we perform on a regular basis. If a test is desired that is not listed below, please call us and inquire for further details.

ASTM C882 Standard Test Method for Bond Strength of Epoxy-Resins Systems Used With Concrete By Slant Shear
ASTM E488 Standard Test Methods for Strength of Anchors in Concrete and Masonry Elements
ASTM E1512 Test Method for Testing Bond Performance of Bonded Anchors
ASTM R18 Standard Test Method for Bond Strength of Epoxy-Resins Systems Used With Concrete By Slant Shear
ICC-ES AC 308 Acceptance Criteria for Post-Installed Adhesive Anchors in Concrete Elements
ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and
Calibration of Laboratories