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.
What it shows
Sampling Fresh Concrete
BS EN 12350-1
To ensure a representative sample of the fresh concrete is obtained
Determination of Slump
BS EN 12350-2
To check the consistence of the concrete meets the clients specification
Determination of Air Content
BS EN 12350-7
Where air-entrained concrete is specified its air content must be checked
Temperature of Fresh Concrete
Documented In-House Method
To confirm the temperature of concrete meets any minimum or maximum specification requirements
Compressive Strength of Concrete Cubes – including curing
BS EN 12390-3
BS EN 12390-2
Determines the strength of hardened concrete cubes (100-150mm). Commonly tested at 7 and 28 days after casting.
BS EN 12390-5
Prismatic specimens subjected to a bending moment.
BS EN 12390-7
To determine the density (as-received, water saturated or oven-dried) of concrete
Compressive Strength of Concrete Cores
BS EN 12504-1
Determines the strength of hardened concrete in existing structures.
Determines the Cement content of hardened concrete.
Hi-Alumina Cement (HAC)
Determines the presence of HAC within the concrete.
Determines the Chloride content of hardened concrete.
Concrete Trial Mixes
Documented In-House Method
Full trial mixes for determination of strength and fresh concrete properties
ACS Group of Companies offer a professional weekly collection service covering the South of England. See below for our coverage range;
If you require a collection that is outside of our usual range, please feel free to call us on 01202 622868 and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements.
Please see below for a list of the services provided by ACS;
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 Environmental Ltd was established in 2007 to complement the physical materials testing service provided by ACS Testing Ltd to offer a range of analytical services to clients in order to meet their overall needs.
Our purpose built analytical laboratory enables ACS Environmental Testing Ltd to provide, in conjunction with our other group companies, a comprehensive sampling, monitoring and analysis service on a wide range of leachate and water samples.