Masonry construction, which has been in existence for centuries, continues to evolve with new products and material applications to meet today’s construction demands. Construction materials testing and field inspections are needed to determine that the masonry products used on the job are in conformance with job and product specifications. These testing and inspection procedures will determine that the masonry components possess the required shape, size, strength, consistency, and other physical characteristics required to properly serve their intended purpose. A properly planned and executed program for construction materials testing and field installation inspections will help avoid costly damages resulting from the use of substandard materials or unacceptable installation practices.
Geo-Hydro Engineers, Inc. has the masonry laboratory testing capabilities and experienced field inspection staff you need to make sure the masonry materials and products for your project are in compliance with applicable materials and products specifications. Geo-Hydro has provided construction materials testing and inspection services for thousands of projects over more than 31 years. Concrete masonry unit sampling and testing, masonry mortar and grout testing, masonry prism testing, and field installation inspections are just some of the services that we can provide.
Our state-of-the-art construction materials testing laboratory meets the demanding AASHTO R18, ASTM E329, and ASTM C1093 criteria. Our laboratory is inspected by CCRL and AMRL and accredited by AASHTO, the Georgia Concrete Advisory Board, and the Georgia DOT. We have also been validated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The most commonly requested testing procedures that we provide are listed below. If you require other test procedures, please contact our office.
|ASTM C90||Specification for Loadbearing Concrete Masonry Units|
|ASTM C109||Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (using 2-inch or 50 mm cube specimens)|
|ASTM C140||Methods for Sampling and Testing Concrete Masonry Units|
|ASTM C144||Specification for Aggregate for Masonry Mortar|
|ASTM C185||Test Method for Air Content of Hydraulic Cement Mortar|
|ASTM C270||Specification for Mortar for Unit Masonry|
|ASTM C305||Standard Practices for Mechanical Mixing of Hydraulic Cement Pastes and Mortars of Plastic Consistency|
|ASTM C1019||Test Method for Sampling and Testing of Grout|
|ASTM C1314||Test Method for Compressive Strength Testing of Masonry Prisms|
|ASTM C1437||Test Method for Flow of Hydraulic Cement Mortar|