The most common method for concrete sample testing where there is a large amount of concrete and multiple mixer trucks being used, is spot sampling. Again, one of our qualified field technicians will be on-site to collect samples from the cement mixer. This method is quicker than composite sampling as scoops are collected from the initial discharge of concrete out of the mixer.
On collection, the samples are then protected from the elements and possible contamination and the concrete sample testing takes place on-site. Once the samples have been placed in cube moulds they are cured and compacted using a form of mechanical vibration and the cube’s compressive strength is measured and recorded.
Benefits of Concrete Sample Testing include:
- Essential for avoiding structural failure
- Ensures proper batching and proportioning of the mix
- Exposes any problems with the tested material
- Maintains high production standards
- Strength test can be used to inform construction operations
GSTL support a wide range of sectors with on-site Concrete Sample Testing services, including construction, roads, retail, harbours, and housing.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team if you have any questions or if you’d like to learn more about how you can use our testing services to help you successfully deliver your next project.