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Concrete Inspection Testing/Sampling in Los Angeles

Are you looking for a Los Angeles ACI Field Technician Grade 1 concrete tester in L.A.? You’ve come to the right place! Here at Los Angeles Deputy Special Inspection, we are qualified by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) to perform these very services. Whether you need to check slump and temperature of newly mixed concrete or need 4×8 or 6×12 test cylinders, we can help you with these needed services!

Verify Concrete Compressive Strength of Your Structure

Need to check the compressive strength of the concrete you ordered? No problem! With our skilled technicians, we can ensure that your onsite cured concrete test cylinders will be made per ACI requirements to achieve the most accurate and representative sample with the concrete you’ve placed and installed. Any change from the ACI code can result in untruthful strength results which can be detrimental to essentially built structures. These same samples will be left on site untouched for at least 8 hours and shall be taken back to the laboratory within 48 hours of being made. We understand that the compressive strength results can be crucial to clients in need of approval analysis for specified strengths per approved plans, so it is important to us that these samples are done right the first time!

Do I Really Need to Make Concrete Test Cylinders?

There are quite a few builders and customers alike who are unaware of the importance of making representative concrete test cylinders for their up-and-coming projects whether it be commercial or residential. Here at Los Angeles Deputy Special Inspection, we are here to help you to see if concrete sampling or deputy special inspection is noted in your plans or specifications of your project. Don’t think twice in contacting us through our website, social media or phone number at (424)407-3106 for a free consultation!

Why a Slump Test is Performed?

Why should a slump test be performed during a concrete pour on my project? The concrete slump test will help a builder or customer confirm the consistency of a freshly mixed concrete batch before the curing process. It can also be used to check if a mixture has been correctly made with the allowable water being added. Many times, concrete can be poorly mixed by defective equipment or simply by exceeding the water allowable ratio from inexperienced concrete truck drivers and batch plant operators. The slump test is widely known and used internationally due to the straightforwardness of equipment and procedures used. The slump test is used to check the consistency of different concrete truckloads transported under on-site field settings.

A similar test also implemented and acknowledged internationally is the flow test, also known as the spread test. This test is used on concrete that is too fluid or non-workable that can be considered self-consolidating. This test can sometimes be used during masonry grout placements for CMU walls. Verifying a good mix has arrived on site at your project is important for not only the quality put forth but also the safety and livelihood of those who will be occupying or inhabiting the building once finished.