The Proctor compaction test is a laboratory method of experimentally determining the optimal moisture content at which a given soil type will become most dense and achieve its maximum dry density.
Since moving into our current office location in February 2007, the added space has allowed us to develop an in-house soils and construction materials testing laboratory. The ability to store and test soils and construction materials at our facility, in lieu of using a third party laboratory, has greatly increased the turn around time for test results and reporting while reducing the overall cost of these services. We are currently equipped with a walk-in curing room for storing concrete, mortar and grout test samples and also several lime-water submersion tanks if needed. We utilize a Forney, digital readout compression machine to test concrete, mortar and grout samples for their compressive strength. Our concrete laboratory is currently CCRL (Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory) and our soil laboratory's AMRL (AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory) are certified. Our in-house laboratory facility's equipment meets the standards of excellence required to generate clear and accurate test results, with faster turnaround time.