RockSol Consulting Group, Inc.

Laboratory Materials Testing

The RockSol Team has two in-house accredited laboratories.

Laboratory Materials Testing

Our laboratory capabilities range from standard soils, concrete, asphalt and aggregate testing to more complex tests needed for the job. Standard testing services offered follow the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), ASTM International (ASTM), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and various state Department of Transportation (DOT) test methods.  Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) tests are frequently performed; state-of-the-art methods are also routinely performed.

The team also employs numerous highly experienced laboratory testing technicians who are all very knowledgeable in AASHTO, ASTM, state DOT and other regulatory agency specifications. For Colorado DOT projects, testing per Colorado Procedures (CP) and Colorado Procedure – Laboratory (CP-L) procedures is followed.  Our laboratory testing technicians have experience working in state and federal laboratories providing specialized testing for a variety of design and construction phase projects. We are capable of conducting a variety of materials tests, including concrete and asphalt mix design testing. A listing of the primary tests RockSol can perform is presented below.  Inquiries about RockSol’s capability to perform other test methods not listed are welcome.


Soils Testing Capabilities

Test Method

ASTM

AASHTO

CDOT

Moisture Content

D2216

T265

CP 23

In-Place Moisture/Density by Nuclear Gauge

D6938

T310

CP 80

*Particle Size Analysis (Hydrometer Analysis)

D422

T88

-

Material Finer than No. 200 Sieve

D1140

-

Gradation of Soils Using Sieve Analysis

D6913

CP 21

Atterberg Limits (LL,PL,PI)

D4318

T89,T90

 -

One Dimensional Swell or Settlement

D4546

 -

 -

One Dimensional Consolidation

D2435

T216

 -

Sand Equivalent

D2419

T176

 -

Standard Proctor Compaction

D698

T99

CP 23

Modified Proctor Compaction

D1557

T180

CP 23

*Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cohesive Soil

D2166

T208

-

Specific Gravity

D854

T100

CP-L 3103

pH

D4972

 -

Water Soluble Sulfate Content

 -

 -

CP-L 2103

*Electrical Resistivity

G57, G157

 -

Dry Preparation of Disturbed Soil & Soil Aggregate Samples

D421

R58

CP 20

Soils Classification

D2487

M145

-

Description and Identification of Soils

D2488

-

Concrete Testing Capabilities

Test Method

ASTM

AASHTO

CDOT

Making and Curing Test Cylinders in the Field

C31

T23

CP 61

Use of Un-bonded Caps Compressive Strength

C1231

T22

 -

Compressive Strength of Cores

C42

T24

 -

Compressive Strength Cylinders

C39

 -

Flexure Test of Concrete Beams

C78

T97

 -

Slump

C143

T119

 -

Density, Yield and Air Content

C138

T121

 -

Air Entrainment

 C231

T152

 -

Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete

C172

 -

CP 61

PCCP Temperature

C1064

 -

-

Curing Facilities

C511

 -

-

Aggregate Testing Capabilities

Test Method

ASTM

AASHTO

CDOT

Moisture Content

C566

T255

-

Particle Size Analysis

C136

T27

-

Particle Size Analysis (-200)

C117

T11

-

Organic Impurities

C40

T21

-

Sand Equivalent Index

D2419

T176

-

Lightweight Pieces in Aggregate

C123

T113

-

Clay Lumps and Friable Particles

C142

T112

CP-L 4200

Specific Gravity and Absorption of Fine Aggregate

C128

T84

CP-L 4102

Specific Gravity and Absorption Coarse Aggregate

C127

T85

-

Unit Weight and Voids

C29

T19

-

Sample Reduction

C702

T248

-

Soundness of Aggregates, Sodium Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate

C88

T104

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