Material Testing

ProTeX has a well trained staff and experienced field technicians in Tempe and in Tucson supplemented by engineering staff as needed to meet client field testing, inspection/documentation needs. For residential construction, this typically includes a post-tension survey of tendon placement for conformance with project plans; fresh concrete sampling and testing for slump, temperature and air content; 24-hour field curing and laboratory compressive strength testing for comparison with project specifications; full time observation of pour placement on those projects requiring it and verification of post-pour tendon elongation. Other services often include pre- and post landscape drainage inspections to verify satisfactory surface water flow around and away from the home and inspection/documentation of post-pour epoxy bonded anchor bolts and the occasional tendon repair/modification. Other common field services include concrete rebound hammer evaluation of out-of-spec concrete as tested in the lab and building pad certification of moisture-density specifications (including utility lines encroaching on the pad footprint) as provided in the geotechnical report-of-record for the project. Moisture-density and concrete testing is also commonly provided for infrastructure such as pavements (asphalt/Portland cement concrete surface, base, subbase (if any) and subgrade), curb/gutter, off-lot underground utilities, pump stations and water storage facilities. Test results are reported, reviewed and approved into a computerized database and then made available to clients via remote login as soon as possible. Earlier requests for specific approved test results can usually be obtained the same day via phone call or e-mail.