Laboratory Soils & Construction Materials Testing

Combining Earth Science and Engineering Expertise

Advantage Engineers laboratory professionals provide the accurate information needed to achieve timely progress on a construction site, keeping projects on the critical path to completion. Our fully-equipped materials testing laboratories also provide data on construction materials needed for manufacturers to effectively market their products, as well as detailed forensics data for failure investigations.

Advantage maintains three in-house soils and construction materials testing laboratories which allows rapid turn-around of test results as we maintain control over the schedule and logistics. Our laboratory professionals stay current with all certifications and accreditations required of the industry, and our laboratory equipment is routinely calibrated to ensure consistent and accurate testing results. We are quality assurance you can count on.

Our Services & Expertise Includes:

  • Moisture density relationships - proctor
  • Soil analysis
  • Particle size hydrometer analysis
  • Hydraulic conductivity & soil permeability analysis
  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR)
  • Bituminous concrete mix verification & density
  • Aggregate gradation, soundness & abrasion resistance
  • Compressive strength testing of concrete, grout and mortar
  • Soil direct shear analysis
  • Freeze-thaw testing of masonry products
  • CMU absorption, compressive strength & UL/NCMA fire rating
  • Interlocking concrete paving unit absorption and compressive strength
  • Topsoil analysis
  • Fireproofing materials density testing
  • Slag testing & mine permit applications
  • Forensic investigations
  • Petrographic analyses
  • Soil stabilization mix designs
  • Full depth reclamation mix designs