Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world, composed of Portland cement and other cementitious materials such as fly ash and slag cements, crushed rock or gravel, sand and water. Chemical admixtures and other materials are often added to the mix to enhance the performance characteristics. It is commonly reinforced with steel rods (rebar) or wire screening (mesh).
Concrete Testing In Depth
At ACS Testing we are UKAS accredited to carry out a comprehensive scope of testing on fresh and hardened concrete, on site and in the laboratory, covering the most commonly requested tests for physical and mechanical properties. ACS Testing provide highly skilled technicians who all hold current CSCS cards and are comprehensively trained in the safety aspects of the work they carry out in accordance with appropriate method statements and risk assessments.
Fresh Concrete Testing
We provide technicians to carry out on site sampling of fresh concrete.
Hardened Concrete Testing
Our permanent laboratories provide a comprehensive range of tests on hardened concrete.
Concrete Structure Surveys
We carry out concrete structure surveys to determine causes of deterioration, using visual inspections, obtaining samples from the structure in conjunction with non destructive testing (NDT) methods.
We also carry out the following testing on-site and in our laboratories