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Durability Engineers performs standard and specialized tests for building construction materials providing information concerning:​

  • Freeze Thaw

  • Salt Scaling Resistance

  • Sulfate Resistance

  • Volume Stability



 Durability & Specialty Testing

Durability + Specialty Testing


Durability Engineers tests materials in accordance with the following ASTM specifications

ASTM C157 Standard Test Method for Length Change of Hardened Hydraulic-Cement Mortar and Concrete​

ASTM C418 Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Concrete by Sandblasting

ASTM C512 Standard Test Method for Creep of Concrete in Compression

ASTM C642 Standard Test Method for Density, Absorption, and Voids in Hardened Concrete

ASTM C666 Standard Test Method for Resistance of Concrete to Rapid Freezing and Thawing

ASTM C672 Standard Test Method for Scaling Resistance of Concrete Surfaces Exposed to Deicing Chemicals

ASTM C1152 Standard Test Method for Acid-Soluble Chloride in Mortar and Concret

ASTM C1218 Standard Test Method for Water-Soluble Chloride in Mortar and Concrete

ASTM C1260 Standard Test Method for Potential Alkali Reactivity of Aggregates (Mortar-Bar Method)

ASTM C1293 Standard Test Method for Determination of Length Change of Concrete Due to Alkali-Silica Reaction

ASTM C1556 Standard Test Method for Determining the Apparent Chloride Diffusion Coefficient of Cementitious Mixtures by Bulk Diffusion

ASTM C1567 Standard Test Method for Determining the Potential Alkali-Silica Reactivity of Combinations of Cementitious Materials and Aggregate (Accelerated Mortar-Bar Method)

ASTM C1581 Standard Test Method for Determining Age at Cracking and Induced Tensile Stress Characteristics of Mortar and Concrete under Restrained Shrinkage

ASTM C1583 Standard Test Method for Tensile Strength of Concrete Surfaces and the Bond Strength or Tensile Strength of Concrete Repair and Overlay Materials by Direct Tension (Pull-off Method)

ASTM D6489 Standard Test Method for Determining the Water Absorption of Hardened Concrete Treated With a Water Repellent Coating

AASHTO T259 Standard Method of Test for Resistance of Concrete to Chloride Ion Penetration

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