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Sulfate and Chloride Soil Corrosivity Testing Services in Texas and Beyond

The Braun Intertec materials laboratory in La Porte, Texas has established a set of corrosivity tests for chloride and sulfate ions, PH and resistivity testing in soils and concrete with rapid test turnaround times—often in as little as 48 hours.

Soil Corrosivity Testing

Corrosivity tests are often run as part of a larger suite of geotechnical soils properties tests during the preconstruction phase of a project or to account for corrosion control measures required on an aboveground oil storage tank, important structure or pipeline.

In addition to PH and resistivity testing, the added corrosivity testing capabilities follow ASTM guidelines for sulfates (ASTM 516 and C1580) and chlorides (ASTM D512).

Additional Materials Lab Capabilities

Our geotechnical materials laboratories serve as a valuable tool for engineers to evaluate soil properties and behaviors. Our laboratories across the central United States can better equip you to make decisions during the construction process with regard to settlement, load-bearing capacity, slope instability and water infiltration.

Our materials laboratory capabilities in La Porte include:

  • Atterberg Limits
  • Compressive strength of grout
  • Corrosivity testing, sulfates (ASTM 516 and C1580) and chlorides (ASTM D512)
  • Electrical resistivity
  • Finer than 200 sand and soil test
  • Flexural strength of concrete
  • Gradations
  • LA abrasion on large and small aggregate (ASTM C535 and C131)
  • Moisture content
  • PH testing
  • Proctors
  • Unconfined compressive strength

Contact Our Geotechnical Materials Lab

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