Construction Materials Testing

GTS performs lab and field testing on all major construction materials.

GTS provides laboratory and field testing of soils, concrete and masonry, asphalt, fire resistant materials, structural steel, CMU walls, and more. We can also provide construction observation.

See below for a detailed list of our available testing services, or give us a call for a consultation on your specific project.

Material Testing Services

Soil and Aggregate Testing

  • Standard and modified proctors (ASTM D698, ASTM D1557, AASHTO T99, AASHTO T180)
  • Atterberg limits (ASTM D4318, AASHTO T89, AASHTO T90)
  • Sieve analysis (ASTM D6913, AASHTO T27)
  • Hydrometer (ASTM D422, AASHTO T88)
  • Specific gravity and absorption (AASHTO T100)
  • California bearing ratio (ASTM D1883, AASHTO T193)
  • Unconfined compressive strength (ASTM D 2166, AASHTO T208)
  • Triaxial testing (ASTM D2850, ASTM D 4767, ASTM WK 3821, AASHTO T296, AASHTO T297(
  • Soil consolidation (ASTM D2435, AASHTO T216)
  • Flex wall permeability (ASMT D 2434, AASHTO T 215)
  • Sand equivalency (ASTM D 2419, AASHTO T176)
  • Aggregate soundness testing (ASTM C88, AASHTO T96)
  • LA abrasion (ASTM C131, AASHTO T96)
  • Deleterious material determination
  • One-dimensional swell test (ASTM D 4546, AASHTO T216)
  • Soil stabilization mix designs
  • Compressive strength of cylinders, cubes, prisms, and cores (ASTM C 39, ASTM C 42, ASTM C 1019, ASTM C 109, ASTM C140)
  • Bearing capacity observation
  • Proofroll observation
  • Retaining wall backfill observation
  • Soil nail installation observation
  • Micropile installation observation
  • Undercut recommendations
  • Soil or aggregate density field testing (ASTM D6938, AASHTO T310)

Sprayed on Fire Resistant Material Testing

  • Field thickness and density testing of SFRM (ASTM E605)
  • Field adhesion testing of SFRM (ASTM E 736)
  • Laboratory SRFM density testing (ASTM E605)

Structural Steel and Welding Inspection

  • In-house certified welding inspector
  • Weld procedure and welder performance qualification and certification
  • Field and fabrication shop welding inspections
  • Pipe welding inspections
  • Visual, liquid penetrant, ultrasonic, and magnetic particle testing of welds
  • Skidmore Wilhelm Bolt Tension Calibrator – for calibrating fasteners and tools on the job site
  • Torque Multiplier used with high strength bolt testing
  • Bolt Pull out strength testing
  • Drilled and epoxied reinforcing bar pull out strength
  • Surface tension pull strength testing

Misc NDT Testing

  • NDE 360 Platform from Olson Instruments
  • Impact echo
  • Sonic echo impulse response (SE/IR)
  • Ultrasonic pulse velocity (UPV)

Flir Infrared Camera

  • Structural as-built condition of CMU block walls
  • Heat loss of buildings
  • Moisture and restoration
  • Energy auditing

Borescope Inspection Camera

  • Downhole camera for use in tight spaces

Laboratory Asphalt Testing

  • Bulk Specific gravity (AASHTO T 166)
  • Thickness
  • Aggregate gradation (ASTM D6913, AASHTO T27)
  • Extraction and gradation of core samples (ASTM D5444, AASHTO T30)

Field Asphalt Testing

  • Rolling pattern determination during placement
  • Coring and cutting samples for testing

Laboratory Concrete and Masonry Testing

  • Compressive strength of cylinders, cubes, prisms and cores (ASTM C 39, ASTM C 42, ASTM C 1019, ASTM C 109, ASTM C140)
  • Flexural Strength of Beams (ASTM C 78)
  • Petrographic Analysis of concrete samples (ASTM C 457)
  • Compressive strength testing of lightweight insulating concrete (ASTM C 495, ASTM C 513)

Field Concrete and Masonry Testing

  • On site sampling of freshly mixed concrete (ASTM C31, C143, C172, C231, C1064, AASHTO T23, T119, T141, T152, T309)
  • Unit Weight of Concrete (ASTM C138, AASHTO T121)
  • On site sampling of grout (ASTM C1019, C143, C1064, AASHTO T23, T119, T309)
  • On site sampling of mortar (ASTM C1714)
  • Schmidt Hammer (ASTM C8805)
  • Concrete maturity testing
  • Mass concrete temperature testing
  • Floor Flatness Determination (ASTM E 1155)
  • Vapor Emission Testing (ASTM F1869)
  • Relative humidity In-situ Probe Testing (ASTM F2170)
  • Concrete Ph testing
  • Concrete mortar time of setting (ASTM C403)
  • Crack monitoring

CMU Walls

  • Mortar cube strength testing
  • Field observation of block walls
  • Grout testing

Construction Observation

  • Straight shaft drilled piers
  • Geopier foundations
  • Soil bearing capacity
  • Reinforcing bars for foundation and structural elements
  • Driven piles
  • Soil-nail soil reinforcement
  • Micropile foundations
  • Post tension concrete systems
  • Fire resistant systems (SFRM)

Ground Penetrating Radar

  • Utility locating
  • Void or cavern locating
  • Rebar locating

Positector Surface Coating Thickness Measurement

  • For intumescent paint

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