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Durability Engineers performs standardized and specialized testing of fresh, hardened,  durability and volume stability properties of concrete providing information concerning:

  • Mixture Verification

  • Fresh Properties

  • Mechanical Properties

  • Absorption

  • Shrinkage & Expansion

  • Creep & Shrinkage

  • Abrasion Resistance

  • Freeze-Thaw Resistance

  • Deicer Scaling Resistance

  • Chloride Ion Penetration

  • Alkali-Silica Mitigation

  • Alkali-Carbonate Mitigation

  • Petrographic Examination

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 Concrete Testing

Concrete Testing


Durability Engineers tests materials in accordance with the following ASTM specifications

ASTM C39 Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

ASTM E96 Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials

ASTM C138 Standard Test Method for Density (Unit Weight), Yield, and Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete

ASTM C143 Standard Test Method for Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete

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

ASTM C192 Standard Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Laboratory

ASTM C231 Standard Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method

ASTM C403 Standard Test Method for Time of Setting of Concrete Mixtures by Penetration Resistance

ASTM C457 Standard Test Method for Microscopical Determination of Parameters of the Air-Void System in Hardened Concrete

ASTM C469 Standard Test Method for Static Modulus of Elasticity and Poisson’s Ratio of Concrete in Compression

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 C856 Standard Practice for Petrographic Examination of Hardened Concrete

ASTM C1072 Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Masonry Flexural Bond Strength

ASTM C1074 Standard Practice for Estimating Concrete Strength by the Maturity Method

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

ASTM C1202 Standard Test Method for Electrical Indication of Concrete’s Ability to Resist Chloride Ion Penetration

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

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

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

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