Concrete is one of the most common materials used in construction, and is the building block for the foundations of various structures around the world. These structures could be as large and complex as your office high-rise or as simple as a sidewalk in your neighborhood. It is of the upmost importance that the concrete has been tested by a qualified civil material testing company. There are three main requirements when it comes to construction projects: efficiency, functionality and safety. Concrete testing plays a major part in all of these aspects.
Encorus’s concrete services include field inspections, compressive strength testing, and concrete mix design verifications. Civil materials testing is invaluable when it comes to the efficiency of construction projects of any size. Most flaws in concrete can be corrected within a certain time frame and budget if they are identified early on. This allows the construction team to maintain the client’s standards for finances and scheduling, thus creating a high level of efficiency. Functionality gives each construction project meaning and defines the intended purpose of the structure.
Public safety is one of the top priorities in the construction of any given project. It is important to test concrete structures to ensure that they are safe in regards to load-bearing, stability, and any other factors that could come into play. If concrete is being used to support a bridge, civil materials technicians test the strength of that concrete to make certain that it will not put the safety of the public on the line by cracking, crumbling, or failing in any other way.
If you have any questions about or need for concrete testing, contact Encorus’s Civil Laboratory Supervisor, Jeremy Lake, at (716) 592-3980 ext. 133, or [email protected].