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.
“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.”
Our testing laboratory is approved and/or inspected by A2LA, 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.
Our 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 local and national chapters of these organizations.
We work 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. This list consists of ASTM 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.
We also perform testing required by most DOT Specifications.
|ASTM C190||Withdrawn Test Method for Tensile Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars|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 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 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 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 E488||Strength of Anchors in Concrete and Masonry Elements|
|Establishing and Implementing a Quality System for Construction
Materials Testing Laboratories
|ISO/IEC 17025||General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and
Calibration of Laboratories