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Masonry Testing

Construction materials testing and field inspections help to determine the conformance of masonry materials and products to job and product specifications. This helps you prevent costly mistakes resulting from the use of substandard materials or unsatisfactory materials installation.

Our construction materials laboratory brings an experienced staff qualified to provide full service masonry testing and field inspection. We have performed quality assurance testing for block, cement, and aggregate producers, building owners, and contractors. Concrete block sampling and testing, masonry mortar testing, grout placement and prism testing are just some of the services we can provide.

“We bring a wide-range of experience in materials engineering evaluation, testing and inspection to every project. Our engineers will apply their knowledge to help you conduct the appropriate tests and select the appropriate materials and methods to complete your project.”

Our Accreditations

Our masonry testing 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.

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 above mentioned organizations local and national chapters.

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

Our list of masonry tests below are ASTM tests that we perform on a regular basis. If a test is desired that is not listed, please call us and inquire for further details.

Methods of Sampling and Testing Brick and Structural Clay Tile
Specification for Loadbearing Concrete Masonry Units
Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (Using 2-in or 50-mmCube Specimens)
Methods of Sampling and Testing Concrete Masonry Units
Specification for Aggregate for Masonry Mortar
Specification for Portland Cement
Specification for Mortar for Unit Masonry
Specification for Grout for Masonry
Specification for Blended Hydraulic Cements
Specification for Coal Fly Ash and Raw or Calcined Natural Pozzolan for Use in Concrete
Standard Test Method for Preconstruction and “Construction Evaluation for Mortars for Plain and Reinforced Unit Masonry
Test Method for Pullout Strength of Hardened Concrete
Standard Test Method for Sampling and Testing Grout
Performance Specification for Hydraulic Cement
ASTM C1583
Test Method for Tensile Strength of Concrete Surfaces and the Bond Strength or Tensile Strength of Concrete Repair and Overlay