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Laboratory Testing

MST maintains a fully equipped Laboratory that is IDOT inspected and certified for Hot Mix Asphalt, Portland Cement Concrete, Aggregates and Soils. Our Laboratory is also certified by U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, American Standard for Testing Materials (ASTM), American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL), and AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL).

Atterberg Limits Determination (ASTM D4318)
Combined Analysis - Hydrometer & Sieve (ASTM D422)
Sieve Analysis – Washed (ASTM C136/D1140)
Specific Gravity Determination (ASTM D854)
Moisture Content Determination (ASTM D2216)
Organic Content (ASTM D2974/AASTHO T194)
Soil pH (ASTM D4972)
Standard Proctor (ASTM D698)
Modified Proctor (ASTM D1557)
Constant Head Permeability Test (ASTM D2437)
Triaxial Permeability Test (ASTM D5084)
Soil Classification (ASTM D2487/D2488)

Compression Test of Concrete Cylinders (ASTM C39)
Concrete Core Specimens – Preparation and Compression Tests (ASTM C39/42/174)
Concrete Beam Flexural Test (ASTM C78)
Concrete Splitting Test – FSP (ASTM C496)
Concrete Freeze/Thaw Test – including trial batch & prism casting (ASTM C666)
Time of Setting of Concrete Mixtures by Penetration Resistance (ASTM C403)
Petrographic Examination of Concrete (ASTM C856)
Length Change of Hardened Concrete (ASTM C157)
Chloride Ion Content of Hardened Concrete (ASTM C1543)
Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Laboratory (ASTM C192)
Determination of Length Change of Concrete Due to Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASTM C1293)
Compressive Strength of Lightweight Cellular Concrete (ASTM C495)

Density of Asphalt Core Samples (ASTM D2726)
Gyratory Bulk Density (ASTM D6925)
Theoretical Maximum Density (ASTM D2041)
Air Voids Determination (ASTM D3203)
Asphalt Content by Ignition Method (ASTM D6307)
Asphalt Content by Reflux Extraction (ASTM D2172)
Sieve Analysis of Extracted Aggregate (ASTM D5444)
Effect of Moisture on Asphalt Paving Mixtures – TSR Testing (ASTM D4867)

Coarse/Fine Aggregate (ASTM C33)
Lightweight Aggregate (ASTM C330)
Sieve Analysis (ASTM C136)
Organic Impurities (ASTM C40)
Unit Weight (ASTM C29)
LA Abrasion (ASTM C131)
Soundness – Sodium or Magnesium Sulfate (ASTM C88)
Petrographic Examination – Per Sample (ASTM C295)
Specific Gravity and Absorption (ASTM C127/128)
Standard Proctor (ASTM D698)
Modified Proctor (ASTM D1557)
Material Passing No. 200 Sieve (ASTM C117)
Lightweight Particles (ASTM C123)
Moisture Content of Aggregates (ASTM C566)
Reducing Samples (ASTM C702)
Potential Alkali-Silica Reactivity (ASTM C1567)

Thickness and Density (ASTM E60S)
Cohesion/Adhesion (ASTM E736)

Air Content (ASTM C185)
Setting Time (ASTM C191/C266)
Compressive Strength (ASTM C109)
Flow of Hydraulic Cement Mortar (ASTM C1437)

Concrete Masonry Units (ASTM C90)
Compressive Strength (ASTM C140)
Absorption and Moisture Content (ASTM C90)
Test/Calculation/Report (ASTM C426)
Mortar for Masonry Units (ASTM C270)
Sieve Analysis of Fine Aggregates (ASTM C136)
Water Retention (ASTM C91/1506)
Compressive Strength of Mortar (ASTM C270)
Mortar – Aggregate Ratio Test (C 270)
Petrographic Analysis (ASTM 1324)
Masonry Grouts (ASTM C476)
Compressive Strength of Grout (ASTM C476)
Masonry Units made from Clay/Shale (C 216 / C652)
Modulus of Rupture (ASTM C67)
Compressive Strength (ASTM C109/C1019)
Freeze/Thaw (ASTM C1262)
Initial Rate of Absorption (ASTM C67)
Efflorescence (ASTM C67)
Testing of Masonry Prisms (ASTM C1314)
Site Control Prism Compression Test
Compressive Strength of Masonry Assemblies