Laboratory Testing

Laboratory Testing

Tests are performed in accordance with the American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Association of State and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) testing and inspection procedures.

Soils

Our fully accredited laboratory is equipped to perform the standard tests needed in soils evaluations, including but not limited to:

  • In situ density and moisture content (Proctor)
  • Atterberg limits (PI)
  • Sieve Analysis
  • Maximum Dry Density
  • Direct Shear
  • Consolidation
  • Expansion Index
  • Soil-Cement Mixture Design
  • Unconfined Compression
  • Hydrometer Analysis
  • Specific Gravity
  • Organic Content
  • pH
  • Resistivity
  • Sand Equivalent
  • Fractured Face
  • Flat and Elongated
  • Uncompacted Voids
  • Organic Impurities

Concrete

ACS can test concrete/masonry/grout and mortar strength with various compression machines up to 400,000 lb.  In addition we do:

  • Unit Weight of Aggregate
  • Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete
  • Compressive Strength of Drilled Concrete Cores
  • Compression and Absorption of Masonry Units
  • Flexural Strength of Concrete
  • Organic Impurities
  • Soundness
  • Water Retention
  • Specific Gravity and Absorption of Fine and Course Aggregate
  • Sieve Analysis
  • Clay Lumps and Friable Particles

Asphalt

Our testing equipment enables us to perform quality assurance/quality control testing services including:

  • Marshall Mix Design and Testing
  • Superpave Gyratory Testing Equipment and Design
  • Moisture Sensitivity
  • Asphalt Content by Ignition
  • Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity (rice)
  • Specific Gravity of Bulk Sample
  • Marshall Flow and Stability
  • Asphalt Concrete Pavement Compaction Testing
  • Asphalt Coring
  • Straightedge Testing

Other

Mobile Laboratories – Mobile laboratories are self-sufficient units set in trailers that are equipped for Soils/Concrete/Asphalt depending on the scope of testing to be performed and on the project site conditions. ACS can outfit a mobile laboratory for any project throughout the state of Arizona.

ACS SERVICES LLC has experience, capacity and capability to set up multiple mobile laboratories and is able to service remote areas.