CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
TESTING & INSPECTION

Quality assurance is the key to the success of any project.

Our expert geotechnical testing and sampling services provide a link between the owner, professional design team, and the contractor.

APEC’s technical field staff are equipped with the knowledge and experience to offer testing and sampling services for the full range of construction materials, providing confidence to our clients that the materials and techniques utilized meet the project design standards.
Please click the tabs on the left to learn more about our Construction Materials Testing & Inspection Services.
  • Construction Inspection
  • Construction Materials Testing
  • Foundation Elements
  • Floor Slabs
  • Pavements
  • Masonry
  • Fill Material Compaction Testing & Inspection

Construction Inspection

APEC’s testing and inspection professionals have backgrounds in geology, engineering, or construction. Furthermore, they maintain current American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Field Testing Technician-Grade I certifications, and the laboratory technicians maintain ACI Concrete Strength Testing-Grade I certifications. The Special Inspectors are managed by a licensed Professional Engineer with more than 20 years of Special Inspections experience.

Construction Materials Testing & Inspection

APEC’s soils and materials testing laboratory is managed by a professional engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the materials testing field. Our laboratory is INDOT prequalified with AASHTO certification and we can provide the following tests in accordance with ASTM and AASHTO standards:

⦁ Moisture content
⦁ Atterberg limits(plasticity)
⦁ Standard and modified Proctor tests (moisture vs. density curves)
⦁ Sieve analysis (particle size gradation) with No. 200 wash (fines content)
⦁ Hydrometer analysis

⦁ Specific gravity
⦁ Shrink and swell of soils
⦁ Consolidation testing
⦁ Organic content
⦁ Unconfined compressive strength
⦁ Triaxial testing
⦁ Permeability testing
⦁ Slake durability and jar slake
⦁ pH
⦁ Unit weight

Foundation Elements

⦁ Soil Subgrade Testing & Inspection
⦁ Bearing Capacity Testing
⦁ Steel Reinforcement Inspection
⦁ Concrete Sampling & Testing

Floor Slabs

⦁ Soil Subgrade Testing & Inspection
⦁ Base Material Compaction Testing
⦁ Steel Reinforcement Inspection
⦁ Concrete Sampling & Testing
⦁ Floor Flatness / Floor Levelness
⦁ Moisture Permeability / Vapor Transmissions

Pavements

⦁ Soil Subgrade Testing & Inspection
⦁ Base Material Compaction Testing
⦁ Concrete Sampling & Testing
⦁ Asphalt Coring / Thickness Confirmation
⦁ Asphalt Mix Confirmation

Masonry

⦁ Mortar & Grout Testing
⦁ Steel Reinforcement Inspection
⦁ CMU Testing

Fill Material Compaction Testing & Inspection

⦁ Lift Thickness Confirmation
⦁ Density & Moisture Content Testing