ACS Testing offer a comprehensive range of professional On-Site Testing, all carried out by our fully trained Site Technicians. We provide our clients with a UKAS Accredited sampling of materials including Aggregates, Bituminous, Concrete, Soils and Water Monitoring as well as a wide range of In-Situ testing on each of these materials. We offer both day and night works specific to the client’s requirements as we understand some projects have certain working timeframes.
We provide our On-Site Testing and Sampling Service across the whole of the South of England including the Isle of Wight and South Wales.
On-Site Concrete Testing
Our trained technicians provide fresh concrete sampling and testing to show compliance to site specific requirements. Concrete is supplied to meet a specification; on-site checks provide assurance to certain aspects are conformed to providing quality control prior to concrete hardening. Cube samples provide hardened compliance to indicate specification.
On-Site Concrete Testing
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BS EN 12350-2
Control measure on workability of concrete mix
Making concrete test cubes for compliance testing, additional cubes for early strength gain of concrete
BS EN 12350-7
Determine the amount of air introduced into the concrete to provide a more durable surface, typically used in concrete yards and PQ concrete
BS EN 12350-5
Measuring the density of fresh concrete
Metallic Fibre Content in Fresh Concrete
BE EN 14271-B
Measuring the addition of fibres added at the mixing stage, used as alternative to standard steel mesh reinforcing.
Polymer Fibre Content in Fresh Concrete
BS EN 14271
Measure cover and spacing to reinforcement.
Depth of Carbonation
BS EN 14630
Measure the depth of the carbonated layer near the surface of hardened concrete
BS EN 12504-1
Cored specimens – Taking, examining and testing in compression
On-Site Soils Testing
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Plate Bearing Testing (PBT)
To determine the bearing capacity of a ground. 1) Mainly used to determine CBR Value in granular materials (which are not suitable for in-situ CBR tests) 2) Also used to assist in crane and piling mat design.
California Bearing Ratio (CBR)
Definitive measurement for CBR value to determine thickness or road construction.
TRL Dynamic Cone Penetrometer
Developed by TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) for estimated In-Situ measurement of CBR at continuous depths up to approx. 850mm below surface.
Hand Shear Vane
In-Situ Shear strength of cohesive soils
Density Testing – Core Cutter
In-Situ dry density of fine grain soils – compaction monitoring.
Density Testing – Sand Replacement
In-Situ dry density of fine and coarse-grained soils – Compaction monitoring.
Bulk Density Testing – Nuclear method
In-Situ dry density of fine and coarse-grained soils – Compaction monitoring (Rapid assessment).
On-Site Bituminous Testing
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Compaction Monitoring – Nuclear Density Method
Density checks for base and binder products to report air voids and relative compaction (%).
Measurement of surface texture.
BS EN 13036-1
Measurement of surface texture – definitive/dispute.
Rolling Straight Edge
TRL SR 290
3m rolling beam to measure bumps and dips in a road surface demonstrating surface regularity
BS EN 13036-
A measurement of slipperiness of surface.
BS EN 12697-27
Obtaining samples for laboratory testing, to include; depth checks, visual logs and compaction assessments.
*IHTP – In House Test Procedure
Please note; this is not a complete list of the testing we provide, for a full list of tests please contact us.
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.
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