Laboratory

Pezonella Associates, Inc. laboratory staff are capable of performing a full range of soils investigations, asphalt analysis, and concrete and steel testing.  All testing is performed in accordance with current ASTM Standards and applicable industry codes and standards.

SOIL & AGGREGATE TESTS

Soil & Aggregate

  • R-Value, California/Nevada Method
  • Cement Treated Base Testing
  • Compaction

Soil & Aggregate Properties

  • Hydrometers
  • Moisture Determination
  • Expansion Index
  • Permeability Tests
  • Plasticity Index
  • Sand Equivalent
  • Sieve Analysis
  • Specific Gravity

Shear Strength & Consolidation Tests

  • Consolidation
  • Percent Swell or Swell Pressure
  • Triaxial Compression
  • Direct Shear

Aggregate Quality

  • Material Quality Review
  • Specific Gravity, Absorption
  • Clay Lumps and Friable Particles
  • % Crushed Particle
  • Durability Index
  • Los Angeles Rattler Test
  • Mortar Making Properties of Sand
  • Organic Impurities
  • Sulfate Soundness
  • Angularity

CONCRETE & MASONRY

  • CMU Compliance Testing
  • Compression Testing for Concrete, Grout, Mortar, and CMU Blocks
  • Concrete Mix Design
  • Flexural Strength
  • Laboratory Trial Batch
  • Review of Concrete Mix Designs
  • Unit Weight of Concrete Cylinders
  • Moisture Content of Masonry Block
  • Shear Bond of Block Wall Cores

ASPHALT

  • Extraction
  • Review of Asphalt Mix Design
  • Marshall Stability and Flow
  • Unit Weight of Asphalt Core or Compacted Sample
  • Theoretical Specific Gravity

METALS

  • Bend Test
  • Pre-Stress Wire, Tensile and Elongation
  • Proof Test on Post-tension Assembly
  • Yield, Tensile, and Elongation of Reinforcing Bars