Laboratory testing of soils and concrete

Laboratory testing of soils and concrete can help to identify potential long-term problems on construction projects before work begins, helping to avoid costly additional work further down the line.

For example, specific elements present in some soils may attack the surface of concrete, but laboratory testing of soil samples can identify these unwelcome elements so that you can take action ahead of time to mitigate their impact.

At Perry Testing we have extensive laboratory testing capabilities for a variety of soils and minerals, including laboratory testing of concrete properties ranging from compressive strength to water absorption.

Laboratory testing of concrete

Concrete laboratory testing checks the physical characteristics of the concrete like its strength, density and absorption, along with how well it withstands flexing and displacement.

We can analyse the chemical content of concrete to identify levels of different elements in the concrete itself, including:

  • Alkalis
  • Chlorides
  • Sulphates
  • Sulphides

We are also happy to take enquiries relating to types of analysis that we do not offer as standard, as we are often able to help by providing the required analysis as a one-off or as a new addition to our list of laboratory analysis services for concrete.

Laboratory testing of soils

Our standard list of laboratory analysis services for soils is even longer, covering permeability, bulk density, drying shrinkage, abrasion values, and a long list of other characteristics.

For a complete list of our standard laboratory testing of soils, take a look at our laboratory testing page, which lists all of our laboratory testing of concrete and soils alike.

Again we understand that specific job sites might involve a certain mix of soils, especially on brownfield sites where land might be even more likely to contain elements that can be corrosive to concrete, steel and other structural materials.

Ask us about laboratory testing

Whatever you need analysing, Perry Testing has the experience, expertise, and equipment to get the job done – and if we don’t already offer a laboratory testing service that suits the task at hand, we can usually create one by request.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need laboratory testing of soils or concrete, and we will be happy to advise on how we can help.

You can contact us by visiting our contact page.