Concrete 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 have provided mix designs for the pavement industry, nuclear industry, and commercial industry.

“Our laboratory performs concrete tests that few laboratories are accredited for and proficient in performing. Stringent quality assurance and quality control procedures provide results engineers can rely on as they consider recommendations for each project. “


Our Accreditations

Our concrete 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 for concrete testing.  Our laboratory accreditations include: ISO 17025, AASHTO R18 and we are an approved laboratory for the US Army Corps of Engineers.

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

We work closely with ASTM in the development of concrete test methods, testing guidelines and specifications.


A basic list of some of the concrete testing our laboratory provides is listed 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 C31 Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field
ASTM C39 Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
ASTM C42 Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores and Sawed Beams of Concrete
ASTM C94 Flexural Strength of Concrete
ASTM C78 Flexural Strength of Concrete
ASTM C157 Length Change of Hardened Hydraulic-Cement Mortar and Concrete
ASTM C172 Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete
ASTM C173 Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method
ASTM C192 Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in The Laboratory
ASTM C215 Fundamental Transverse, Longitudinal and Torsional Frequencies of Concrete Specimen
ASTM C232 Bleeding of Concrete

ASTM C293
Standard Test Method for Flexural Strength of Concrete (Using
Simple Beam with Center-Point Loading)
ASTM C295 Guide for Petrographic Examination of Aggregates for Concrete
ASTM C387 Standard Specification for Packaged, Dry, Combined Materials
for Concrete and High Strength Mortar
ASTM C418 Abrasion Resistance of Concrete by Sandblasting
ASTM C469 Static Modulus of Elasticity and Poisson’s Ratio of Concrete in Compression
ASTM C482 Bond Strength of Ceramic Tile to Portland Cement Paste
ASTM C494 Standard Specification for Chemical Admixtures for Concrete
ASTM C496 Splitting Tensile Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
ASTM C511 Moist Cabinets, Moist Rooms, and Water Storage Tanks Used in
the Testing of Hydraulic Cements and Concretes
ASTM C512 Creep of Concrete and Compression
ASTM C567 Determining Density of Structural Lightweight Concrete
ASTM C617 Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens (for 7000 psi and below)
ASTM C642 Test Method for Density, Absorption, and Voids in Hardened Concrete
ASTM C642 Test Method for Density, Absorption, and Voids in Hardened Concrete
ASTM C666 Resistance of Concrete to Rapid Freezing and Thawing
ASTM C684 Making, Accelerated Curing, And Testing Concrete Compression Test Specimen
ASTM C805 Rebound Number of Hardened Concrete
ASTM C827 Change in Height at Early Ages of Cylindrical Specimen of
Cementitious Mixtures
ASTM C856 Petrographic Examination of Aggregates of Harding Concrete
ASTM C878 Restrained Expansion of Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete
ASTM C882 Bound Strength of Epoxy-Resin Systems Used with Concrete by
Slate Sheer
ASTM C939 Flow of Grout for Preplaced-Aggregate Concrete (Flow Cone
Method-Pre-Mixed Grout)
ASTM
C942
Compressive Strength of Grouts for Preplaced-Aggregate Concrete
in the Laboratory (Pre-Mixed Grout)
ASTM
C944
Abrasion Resistance of Concrete or Mortar Surfaces by the
Rotating-Cutter Method
ASTM C989 Standard Specification for Slag Cement for Use in Concrete and
Mortars
ASTM C995 Time of Flow of Fiber-Reinforce Concrete Through Inverted Slump Cone
ASTM C1018 Flexural Performance of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (Using Beam
With Third-Point Loading) (Withdrawn 2006)
ASTM C1064 Temperature of the Freshly Mixed Hydraulic-Cement Concrete
ASTM C1074 Estimating Concrete Strength by the Maturity Method
ASTM C1077 Standard Practice for Agencies Testing Concrete and Concrete
Aggregates
ASTM C1090 Estimating Concrete Strength by the Maturity Method
ASTM C1105 Length Change of Concrete Due to Alkali-Carbonate Rock Reaction
ASTM C1116 Specification for Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
ASTM C1138 Abrasion Resistance of Concrete (Underwater Method)
ASTM C1140 Preparing and Testing Specimens from Shotcrete Test Panels
ASTM C1152 Standard Test Method for Acid-Soluble Chloride in Mortar and
Concrete
ASTM C1202 Electrical Indication of Concrete’s Ability to Resist Chloride Ion Penetration
ASTM C1218 Standard Test Method for Water-Soluble Chloride in Mortar
Concrete
ASTM C1231 Use of Unbonded Caps in Determination of Compressive Strength
of Hardened Concrete Cylinders
ASTM C1383 Measuring the P-Wave Speed and the Thickness of Concrete Plates
Using the Impact-Echo Method
ASTM C1385 Sampling Materials for Shotcrete
ASTM C1399 Obtaining Average Residual-Strength of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
ASTM C1436 Materials for Shotcrete
ASTM C1480 Packaged, Pre-Blended, Combined Materials for Use in Wet or Dry Shotcrete Application
ASTM C1542 Making Length of Concrete Cores
ASTM C1550 Flexural Toughness of Fiber Reinforced Concrete (Using Central
Loaded Round Panels)
ASTM C1557 Tensile Strength & Young’s Modulus of Fibers
ASTM C1567 Determining the Potential Alkali-Silica Reactivity of
Combinations of Cementitious Materials and Aggregate (accelerated mortar-bar method)
ASTM C1579 Evaluating Plastic Shrinkage Cracking of Restrained Fiber Reinforced Concrete
ASTM C1581 Standard Test Method for Determining Age at Cracking and Induced Tensile Stress Characteristics of Mortar
ASTM C1604 Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores of Shotcrete
ASTM C1609 Flexural Performance of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (Using Beam With Third-Point Loading)
ASTM C1610 Static Segregation of Self-Consolidating Concrete Using Column Technique
ASTM C1611 Standard Test Method for Slump Flow of Self-Consolidating
Concrete
ASTM C1621 Passing Ability of Self-Consolidating Concrete by J-Ring
ASTM C1697 Standard Specification for the Blending of Supplementary
Cementitious Materials
ASTM C1712 Standard Test Method for Rapid Assessment of Static Segregation Resistance of Self-Consolidating Concrete Using Penetration Test
ASTM C1741 Water Permeability of Concrete
ASTM C1758 Standard Practice for Fabrication Test Speciens with
Self-Consolidating Concrete
ASTM C1812 Standard Practice Design of Journal Bearing Supports to Be Used in Fiber Reinforced Concrete Beam Tests
ASTM D4060 Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coating by the Taber Abrasion
ASTM D7508 Standard Specifications for Polyolefin Chopped Strands for Use
in Concrete
ASTM E96 Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
ASTM E329 Passing Ability of Self-Consolidating Concrete by J-RingStandard Specification for Agencies Engaged in the Testing and/or Inspection of Materials Used in Construction
ASTM R18 Establishing and Implementing a Quality System for Constructiom Materials Testing Laboratories
ASTM T336 Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Hydraulic Cement Concrete
ICC-ES AC 32 Acceptance Criteria for Concrete with Synthetic Fibers
ICC-ES AC 51 Acceptance Criteria for Precast Stone Veneer
ICC-ES AC 198 Acceptance Criteria for Chemical Admixtures Used in Concrete
ICC-ES AC 208 Acceptance Criteria for Steel Fibers in Concrete
ICC-ES AC 383 Polyolefin Chopped Strands for Use in Concrete
CRD C12 Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete
CRD C48 Standard Test Method for Water Permeability of Concrete
CRD C61 Resistance of Freshly Mixed Concrete to Washing Out in Water
CRD-C65 Standard Test Method for Flexural Toughness and First-Crack Strength of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
CRD-C67 Standard Test Method for Time of Flow of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Through Inverted Slump Cone and Concrete under Restrained Shrinkage
CRD C661 Specification for Anti-washout Admixtures for Concrete
ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and
Calibration of Laboratories