Construction Materials Lab
CONSTRUCTION LAB AND CONCRETE TESTING PROVIDES CRITICAL INFORMATION
All structures rely on a variety of building materials to sustain long-term serviceability. Construction materials testing, especially concrete testing, is a vital process that helps builders identify problems that could occur during construction.
The foundation that the structure rests upon plays a significant role in the ultimate success of a project. Whether its clay, silt, sand, gravel, or bedrock, understanding the conditions of a site can help your team make smart construction decisions.
Verification of the materials on a job site is also essential for compliance to specifications, adhering to building codes, providing occupational safety, and following environmental regulations.
Analytical testing laboratories, like CTL, are known for conducting in-house and onsite testing of materials used for bridges, buildings, subgrades, structural fills, roadways, and earthen and concrete dams. In addition to the standard tests that are required by the specification, we perform specific tests on construction materials as dictated by the needs of the client. Proper testing can provide critical information to assist engineers in achieving sound building practices.
Our laboratory engineers and technicians also sample, examine, and classify soil materials. We uphold current state, federal, and industry standards. CTL’s highly skilled geotechnical team evaluates results and makes recommendations. And, we provide accurate conclusions regarding material compliance regarding each project’s requirements.
CTL’S EXPERTISE AND EQUIPMENT PROVIDE ACCURATE SOLUTIONS
CTL analyzes many of the common materials used in construction projects. We have specialized expertise in testing aggregates, soils, concrete, asphalts, clay-brick, pipe & tile, and many other materials.
In addition to the ASTM tests, CTL can provide standard or specialized tests on concrete block and brick, including the fire rating test specified by BOCA, and efflorescence testing required by many architectural firms. And, we can prepare and test Portland cement concrete mix designs for optimization studies to ensure the proper mix design for specific jobs.
CTL provides complete testing of the following:
- Component analysis (sand, gravel, limestone) – Department of Transportation
- Filter sand – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Railroad ballast – American Railroad Engineering Association
- Alkali-Silica Reactivity (ASR) Testing
- Riprap – U.S. Soil Conservation Service
- Compaction parameters
- Permeability tests
- Mix designs to verify and optimize standard and special project conditions
- Compression tests
- Flexural and split tensile strength tests
- Modulus of elasticity
- Creep testing
- Nuclear gauge calibrations extractions and grading
- Core testing and density of strength
Clay-brick, pipe, and tile:
- Compressive strength
- Dimensional analysis
- Acid resistance
CTL USES ADVANCED TECHNIQUES TO PROVIDE ACCURATE RESULTS
At CTL, we maintain a staff of experienced personnel and calibrated equipment to provide accurate results. Our experts have decades of experience and are certified in several testing methods and have certifications from many regulatory agencies. By using state-of-the-art equipment and advanced techniques, we provide solutions for a wide range of client needs.
LET CTL HELP YOU GAIN THE INFORMATION YOU NEED
CTL will help you obtain high-quality data, test reports, and certificates that you can rely on to make informed decisions about construction materials and stay within compliance. Ready to request a quote? Engage with one of our experts today.