Preparing concrete samples for strength testing

Quality tests on concrete are performed as a part of a quality control analysis of concrete structures. Different quality tests on concrete such as compressive strength tests, slump tests and permeability tests are used to ensure the quality of the concrete that is supplied is appropriate for a given specification.

Fresh concrete tests measure factors such as strength, consistency, unit weight, air content, and temperature. By performing such tests consistently, you can detect changes in concrete that could affect its long-term performance.

In the UK, most of the structural concrete that is produced is required to meet high standards before it can be used. Our wide scope of sampling and testing methods are based on current British and European Standards, and we are UKAS accredited to take the concrete cores in accordance with BS EN 12504-1:2009.

In support of our core logging and pavements reports we offer the chance to test the strength of concrete cores by measuring the compressive strength and density in accordance with BS EN 12390-3:2009, BS EN 12390-1:2012, BS EN 12390-7:2009, BS EN 12504-1:2009. These results can be tied in to FWD data and give a good indication of the pavements load bearing performance.

Testing the strength of a concrete sample

If you have any queries or requests on our wide range of concrete testing services, then please contact the lab and we will be happy to help.