Concrete Testing

Laboratory testing is useful. It’s useful for making sure that everything is as it should be on any construction project. That’s why we offer a wide range of concrete and soil testing at Perry testing Ltd. These tests help determine the state of the soil and its suitability for the purpose it’s been earmarked for. This can help you determine whether the concrete is going to being attacked by elements in the soil, for example.

You’ll see a comprehensive list of the different tests we offer below. But, if there’s something you want that’s not on the list, or you have any queries about what you need, we can help. One of our friendly, experienced team will be more than happy to talk through your requirements and offer their advice.  

Compressive Strength of Blocks BS 6073-1/2:1981 Appendix B
Compressive Strength of Mortar Cubes BS 4551-1 Method 12.4
Compressive Strength of Blocks BS 6717-1:1993
Compressive Strength of Clay Bricks BS 3921
Block Density and Concrete Density BS 6073-2:1981 App C
Capillary Absorption Test BS 1217 Annex A
Compressive Strength of Concrete Cube BS EN 12390-3
Combined Compressive Strength of Concrete Cube BS EN 12390-3 & Density BS EN 12390-7 by displacement.
Concrete Core Compressive Strength BS EN 12504-1
Density of Hardened Concrete (by dimensions) BS EN 12390-7:2009
Penetration of Water under pressure on concrete EN 12390-8
Flexural Test on Concrete Beams EN 12390-5:2009
Compressive Strength of Concrete Cylinders ASTM C1231
Fresh Concrete Density BS EN 12350-6
Aggregate cement ratio (cement content).
Presence of HAC
Chloride Content.
Sulfate Content.
Sulfide Content.
Alkalis.
Capillary Porosity.
Original Water Cement Ratio
Alkali-silica Reaction (ASR)
Petrographic Analysis

Ground investigation
Concrete scanning

Soils Testing

Ten Percent Fines Value BS 812-111:1990
Aggregate Impact Value BS 812-112:1990
Horizontal Permeability of Drainage Layers to DTpHA41:1990
Polished Stone Value BS EN 1097-8
Bulk and Oven Dry Density Miscellaneous Materials
Los Angeles Coefficient BS EN 1097-2
Los Angeles Coefficient BS EN 1097-2 Annex A for Rail Ballast
Particle Size Distribution BS EN 933-1
Flakiness Index Test BS EN 933-3
Bulk Density Test BS EN 1097-3
Water Content EN 1097-5
Drying Shrinkage of Aggregate BS EN 1367-4
Magnesium Sulphate Test BS EN 1367-2
Crushed and Broken Surfaces BS EN 933-5
Aggregate Abrasion Value BS EN 1097-2
Constituent Materials in Recycled Aggregate & Recycled Concrete Aggregate SHW Cl 710
California Bearing Ratio/Immediate Bearing Index Test Data EN 13286-47
California Bearing Ratio/Immediate Bearing Index Linear Swelling Data EN 13286-47
MCV EN 13286-46

Soils Testing

Determination of Liquid and Plastic Limit BS 1377-2 : 1990
Lab Compaction Test BS 1377-4:1990 Method 3.3/3.4/3.5/3.6
Consolidation Test BS 1377-5:1990
CBR BS 1377-4:1990 Method 7
CBR Test Soaking Data BS 1377-4:1990 Method 7 / BS 1924-2:1990 Method 4.5
Vibrating Hammer Compaction Test BS 1377-4:1990 Method 3.7
Saturation Moisture Content of Chalk BS 1377-2:1990
Permeability (Constant Head) BS 1377-5:1990 Test 5
MCV BS 1377-4:1990 Method 5.4 / 5.5
MCV-MC Relationship Method 5.5
PSD (Hydrometer Sedimentation) BS 1377-2:1990 Test 9.5
Particle Density BS 1377-2:1990 Method 8.2/8.3/8.4
Moisture Content BS 1377-2 Method 3.2 / BS 812-109 Method 6
38mm Quick Undrained Triaxial Compression Test BS 1377-7:1990 Test 8
105mm Quick Undrained Triaxial Compression Test BS 1377-7:1990 Test 8/9
Triaxial Permeability Test BS 1377-6:1990 / In-house P1-398
Particle Size Distribution BS 1377-2:1990 Method 9.2/9.3
PSD (Pipette Analysis) BS 1377-2: 1990 Test 9.4
Casagrande Liquid Limit BS 1377-2: 1990

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