Concrete Testing Services

Alpha Adroit Engineering Ltd provides services for accurate measurement of concrete properties, selection and design of concrete materials, and quality control services for concrete construction as well as their compliance with the design specifications (for example as part of construction quality control services), including:

          • Field and laboratory testing on concrete, aggregates and cement according to the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), ACI (American Concrete Institute), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM, now ASTM International), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Standards, City of Edmonton Specifications, and City of Calgary Specifications

          • Testing, interpreting test results, preparing technical specifications, and mix design optimization for Portland cement concrete, mortar, shotcrete, self-compacting lightweight concrete, heavy weight concrete, high strength concrete, and zero slump concrete

          • Mix design and construction quality control for consolidation grouting for tunnels, dam foundations, bridge abutments, and remedial geotechnical engineering

          • Design, analysis, and construction quality control for grout curtains and plastic concrete cut-off walls for seepage control in tunnels and dams

          • Specialized testing for Sika grout, cementitious grout, and non-shrink grout

          • Mix design optimization and consultation for concrete sampling procedures for RCC (Roller Compacted Concrete) and soil-cement for pavements, sub-base, dams, and embankments

          • Testing and quality consultation for pre-cast concrete

          • Solutions for concrete construction in frozen ground and permafrost engineering applications

          • Solutions for concrete construction in saline, acidic, corrosive, and harsh environments

          • Failure investigation, expert witness, and recommendation for remedial/repair measures

          • Providing engineering and technological consultation, knowledge, design specifications, methodology, and specialty testing procedures for special projects  

We provide consultation and Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) servicesfor concrete construction works in Alberta (also British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Northwest Territories) to ensure the construction procedures and materials conform to the design specifications and assumptions, as well as, to the proper construction practices. Some examples include:

          • Monitoring and testing for construction of cast-in-place concrete shaft piles, caissons, belled piles, Compacto piles, footings, slabs, and mat foundations

          • Rebar and concrete form inspection and testing of fresh and cured concrete for reinforced concrete construction

          • Workability testing such as slump testing and flume testing for proper placement of wet concrete

          • Design and construction monitoring for concrete retaining walls, concrete and concrete-block pavements, and concrete for bridge decks
             
          • Concrete testing for structural concrete, ready-mix concrete, in-situ mixed concrete, and batching plants
             
          • Failure investigation

          • Consultation for structural concrete used for rehabilitation and related concrete testing procedures

Fresh (wet) Concrete Testing and Sampling

Wet concrete testing and sampling services provided by Alpha Adroit include:

          • Air content test

          • Temperature testing of fresh concrete placement

          • Slump test

          • Cement content test

          • Water content test

          • Density test

          • Flume test for grout, shotcrete, and mortar

          • Casting and curing cylindrical, cubic, and beam samples

          • Potential Alkali-Silica Reactivity test of aggregates

          • Aggregate abrasion test (Micro-Deval)

          • Concrete mix design and review

          • Concrete construction monitoring and inspection

Hardened (cured) Concrete Testing and Sampling

Hardened concrete testing and sampling services provided by Alpha Adroit include:

          • Concrete coring - core sampling

          • Compressive strength (UCS) test for concrete cylinders (3" by 6", 4" by 8", and 6" by 12") and cubes

          • Tensile strength test for concrete cylinders (Brazilian test)

          • Creep test

          • Schmidt hammer test

          • Density test

          • Void percentage test

          • Hydraulic conductivity test

          • Thermal conductivity test

          • Direct shear test (interfacial shear between concrete and soil or other construction materials

          • Interpretation of Strength, Stress-Strain, and Time-Temperature relationships at extreme (elevated and cryogenic) temperatures and high pressures

Please contact Alpha Adroit's Advanced Concrete Testing Lab in Edmontonfor more information.

 

Please refer to Materials Testing and Construction Quality Control Services for other Alpha Adroit's material testing and inspection services.

 Call us Toll Free: 1-844-4-ADROIT (1-844-4-237648) or please contact us here for more information.


We provide our concrete testing services throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Northwest Territories. We also provide services in international locations directed through our main office in Edmonton, Alberta. Major cities served include: Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Fort McMurray (ABAlberta), Vancouver (BCBritish Columbia), and Saskatoon (SKSaskatchewan).