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Soils laboratory testing, or soils testing in general, is a unique form of materials testing. The main difference between ordinary materials testing and soils testing is that soils materials are natural materials that have some degree of variability both in the nature of their occurrence and in the manner in which they are sampled. There are 2 aspects of soil and rock testing. Field testing is where we actually test the materials on site in their natural environment in the field where they naturally occur. Laboratory testing is when we bring in a variety of different types of samples back to the laboratory for analytical testing. These types of samples are a range of grab samples, bulk samples, driven samples, core barrel samples, and a variety of different samples using methods of extraction from the ground. We run a full spectrum of laboratory tests while staying in strict compliance with ASTM and other regulatory requirements

Testing Services

  • Field Testing:
    • Engineered fill processing
    • Trench backfilling
    • Compaction
    • Moisture – density
    • Basecourse
    • Asphalt pavement
    • Subsurface – relatively undisturbed sampling / standard penetration/ bulk soil sampling
    • Expansive index
    • Corrosivity
    • pH
    • Area drains, and subdrains
    • Concrete coring
    • Water quality
    • Storm water quality
  • Laboratory testing:
    • Moisture-density
    • Consolidation
    • Expansion
    • Gradation
    • Shear strength
    • Maximum density – optimum moisture
    • Plastic index
    • Shrinkage limit
    • Corrosivity
    • R-Value
    • Rock characterization
    • Water quality / water chemistry
    • Other special testing