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Concrete Testing by Riverside Deputy Special Inspection

Are you or anyone you know looking for an ACI Field Technician Grade 1 concrete tester? You’ve come to the right place! Here at Riverside Deputy Special Inspection, we are certified and licensed by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) to perform these very services required in Riverside, CA. Whether you need to verify slump consistency and temperature of freshly mixed concrete or need 4×8 or 6×12 test cylinders, we can help provide you with these necessary services!

Find Out What Your Concrete Compressive Strength

Need to find out what your concrete compressive strength is from a delivered concrete mix? We’ve got you covered! Our experienced technicians ensure that your field cured concrete test cylinders will be made per ACI requirements to achieve the most accurate and representative sample you’ve poured and finished. Any deviance from the ACI standard requirements can end up in untruthful strength results which can be unfavorable to vitally built structures. These same samples should be left on site undisturbed for at least 8 hours and shall be transported back to the laboratory within 48 hours.  We recognize that compressive strength results can be important to clients in need of approval analysis for specified strengths per approved plans, so it is imperative that these samples are done right the first time!

Do Concrete Test Cylinders Really Need to be Made?

Similarly, there are many builders and customers who are ignorant of the significance of casting representative concrete test cylinders for their new projects whether it be commercial or residential. Here at Riverside Deputy Special Inspection, we are here to aid you in finding out if concrete testing or special inspection is necessary for your project. Don’t delay in contacting us directly through our website, social media or phone number at (951) 900-1727 for a free quote!

What Exactly Is a Slump Test and Why is it Needed?

Is a slump test necessary to be performed during the placement of concrete on my project? The concrete slump test can help a builder or customer find out what the consistency of freshly mixed concrete is before it is changed into its fully cured and set. It can also be used to find out if a batched mixture has been correctly made with the allowable water being added. On many occasions, concrete can be inadequately mixed either through deficient concrete batch plant equipment or simply the addition of too much water being added by incompetent concrete truck drivers. The slump test is recognized and used internationally due to the simplicity of the equipment and procedures performed. The slump test is used to check the consistency of concrete for different truckloads delivered under on-site field conditions.

A similar test also performed and recognized internationally is the “flow test” also known as the “spread test”. This test is used on concrete that is highly fluid or non-workable which is considered a self-consolidating mixture. This test is also used during masonry grout placements. Verifying that a good mix has arrived on site at your project is important for not only the quality put into your project but the safety and security of those who will be occupying or inhabiting the finished product.

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