Concrete was the first service to be offered by ACS Testing back in 1987, since then we have increased our scope to cover a wide range of UKAS Accredited testing on fresh and hardened concrete, both on site and in our laboratories. ACS offer the most commonly requested tests for physical and mechanical properties as well as bespoke testing as per our client’s requirements. Our experienced team would be happy to discuss any concrete testing projects you may need assistance with.
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.
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).
Due to a constant increase in our Concrete testing demand, ACS Group of Companies recently expanded by acquiring and creating a purpose built Concrete Laboratory next to our current Main Testing Laboratory. This is fully equipped with a number of compressive strength machines, concrete grinding apparatus, purpose built curing tanks with heat exchangers to maintain the required curing temperatures, overhead gantry crane for handling large numbers of test specimens and specific database with printing facilities direct onto hardened concrete test samples.