Concrete Testing Services

Alpha Adroit Engineering Ltd provides services for accurately measuring properties of concrete materials, selecting and designing of concrete materials, quality control, and inspection services for concrete construction, as well as, compliance of concrete and grout materials with the design specifications (for example as part of construction quality control services), including:

          • Field and laboratory testing on concrete, aggregates, and cement according to CSA (the Canadian Standards Association), ACI (the American Concrete Institute), ASTM (the American Society for Testing and Materials - now ASTM International), AASHTO (the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials), ISO (International Organization for Standardization), BS (the British Standards), ASME Code (the American Society of Mechanical Engineers), DIN Standards (Deutsches Institut für Normung - German Institute for Standardization), ГОСТ (GOST: Gosudarstvennyy Standart - Euro-Asian Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification - Russian Standards), Alberta Transportation/Infrastructures Specifications, the City of Edmonton Specifications, and the City of Calgary Specifications

          • Testing, interpreting test results, preparing technical specifications, and mix design optimization for Portland cement concrete, mortar, shotcrete, self-compacting lightweight concrete, heavyweight concrete, high strength concrete, and zero-slump concrete

          • Mix design and construction quality control for consolidation grouting for tunnels, dam foundations, bridge abutments, and remedial geotechnical engineering

          • Design, analysis, and construction quality control for grout curtains and plastic concrete cut-off walls for seepage control in tunnels and dams 

          • Specialized testing for Sika grout, cementitious grout, and non-shrink grout

          • Mix design optimization and consultation for concrete sampling procedures for RCC (Roller Compacted Concrete) and soil-cement for pavements, sub-base, dams, and embankments

          • Testing and quality consultation for pre-cast concrete

          • Solutions for concrete construction in frozen ground and permafrost engineering applications

          • Solutions for concrete construction in saline, acidic, corrosive, and harsh environments

          • Failure investigation, expert witness, and recommendation for remedial/repair measures

          • Concrete Non-Destructive Testing (Concrete NDT)

          • Providing engineering and technological consultation, knowledge, design specifications, methodology, and specialty testing procedures for special projects  

We provide consultation and Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) services for concrete construction projects in Alberta (also British Columbia, and Saskatchewan) to ensure the construction procedures and materials conform to the design specifications and assumptions, as well as, to the proper construction practices. Some examples include:

          • Monitoring and testing for construction of cast-in-place concrete shaft piles, caissons, belled piles, Compacto piles, footings, slabs, and mat foundations

          • Rebar and concrete form inspection and testing of fresh and cured concrete for reinforced concrete construction

          • Workability testing such as slump testing and flume testing for proper placement of wet concrete

          • Design and construction monitoring for concrete retaining walls, concrete-slab pavements, concrete-block pavements, and concrete for bridge decks
          • Concrete testing for structural concrete, ready-mix concrete, in-situ mixed concrete, and batching plants
          • Failure investigation

          • Engineering Inspection

          • Consultation for structural concrete used for rehabilitation and related concrete testing procedures

Fresh (wet) Concrete Testing and Sampling

Wet concrete testing and sampling services provided by Alpha Adroit include:

          • Air content test

          • Temperature testing of fresh concrete placement

          • Slump test

          • Cement content test

          • Water content test

          • Density test

          • Flume test for grout, shotcrete, and mortar

          • Casting and curing cylindrical, cubic, and beam samples

          • Potential Alkali-Silica Reactivity test of aggregates

          • Aggregate abrasion test (Micro-Deval)

          • Concrete mix design and review

          • Concrete construction monitoring and inspection

          • Scaling resistance of concrete exposed to de-icing chemicals

          • Durability tests

Hardened (cured) Concrete Testing and Sampling

Hardened concrete testing and sampling services provided by Alpha Adroit include:

          • Concrete coring - core sampling

          • Concrete Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

          • Rebar NDT inspection in hardened or aged concrete (rebar location, rebar diameter, the concrete cover thickness of rebar, rebar corrosion, rebar as-built layout, the quantity of reinforcement, rebar aging effects, corrosion contour maps)
          • Compressive strength (UCS) test for concrete cylinders (3" by 6", 4" by 8", and 6" by 12") and cubes

          • Scaling resistance of concrete exposed to de-icing chemicals

          • Concrete slab flatness testing (flatness profiling)

          • Durability tests

          • Tensile strength test for concrete cylinders (Brazilian test)

          • Creep test (Compression Creep Test on concrete specimens or samples)

          • Rebar pull-out test (rebar pull test - Bond Strength of Steel Reinforcing Bars to Concrete)

          • Anchor pull test

          • Schmidt hammer test

          • Ultrasonic Testing on Concrete including Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV), Ultrasonic Pulse-Echo (UPE), Ultrasonic Impact-Echo (UIE) including also non-homogeneous, reinforced concrete, rebar-congested concrete, concrete with rebar corrosion, aged concrete

          • Concrete Penetrating Radar (Ground Penetrating Radar optimized for reinforced concrete) including also non-homogeneous, reinforced concrete, rebar-congested concrete, concrete with rebar corrosion, aged concrete

          • Crack and corrosion mapping of deteriorated or damaged concrete for assessing the structural integrity of concrete structures

          • Density test

          • Void percentage test

          • Hydraulic conductivity test

          • Thermal conductivity test

          • Direct shear test (interfacial shear between concrete and soil or other construction materials

          • Interpretation of Strength, Stress-Strain, and Time-Temperature relationships at extreme (elevated and cryogenic) temperatures and high pressures

Please contact Alpha Adroit's Advanced Concrete Testing Lab in Edmonton for more information.


Please refer to Materials Testing and Construction Quality Control Services for other Alpha Adroit's material testing and inspection services.

 Call us Toll-Free: 1-844-4-ADROIT (1-844-4-237648) or please contact us here for more information.

We provide our concrete testing services throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. We also offer services in international locations directed through our headquarters office in Edmonton, Alberta. Major cities include Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Fort McMurray (ABAlberta), Vancouver (BCBritish Columbia), and Saskatoon (SKSaskatchewan) in Canada.  

Alpha Adroit offers services to international locations (particularly the Middle East) through its headquarters and advanced laboratories in Edmonton, Alberta.

Projects in Alaska, Iceland, Greenland, Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Manitoba, Newfoundland, and Labrador would be considered based on the project's merits and Alpha Adroit's unique advantages.