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Quality Control

We have concrete labs at our Columbiana Plant and Steubenville Plant.

At our lab in Columbiana we have the equipment and ability to perform the following tests:
  • Trial Mixes
  • ASTM C 39 (AASTHO T 126) Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens.

At our labs, (Columbiana and Steubenville). We have the equipment and ability to perform the following tests:

1. Field Tests
  • ASTM C 31 (AASTHO T 23) Practice for Making & Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the field.
  • ASTM C 138 (AASTHO T 121) Test Method for Unit Wt., Yield, & Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete.
  • ASTM C 143 (AASTHO T 119) Test Method for Slump of Hydralic Cement Concrete.
  • ASTM C 172 (AASTHO T 141) Practice for Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete.
  • ASTM C 173 (AASTHO T 196) Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method.
  • ASTM C 231 (AASTHO T 152) Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method.
  • ASTM C 805 Test Method for Rebound Number of Hardened Concrete.
  • ASTM C 1064 Test Method for Temperatures of Freshly Mixed Portland Cement Concrete.

2. Lab Tests
  • ASTM C 29 (AASTHO T 19) Test Method for Unit Wt. & Voids in Aggregate.
  • ASTM C 117 (AASTHO T 11) Test Method for Materials Finer than #200 Sieve in Mineral Aggregates by Washing.
  • ASTM C 127 (AASTHO T 85) Test Method for Specific Gravity & Absorption of Coarse Aggregate.
  • ASTM C 128 (AASTHO T 84) Test Method for Specific Gravity & Absorption of Fine Aggregates.
  • ASTM C 136 (AASTHO T 27) Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine & Coarse Aggregates.
  • ASTM C 566 (AASTHO T 255) Test Method for Total Moisture Content of Aggregate by Drying.
  • ASTM C 702 (AASTHO T 248) Practice for Reducing Samples of Aggregate to testing size.
  • ASTM D 75 (AASTHO T 2) Practice for Sample Aggregates.

Rick Pittenger is our Quality Control Mgr. and is ACI Certified (ODOT) - Concrete Technician, Field Testing Technician - Grade I, and Flatwork Technician. Also Certified by WV DOH - Concrete Technician, Concrete Inspector, and Aggregate Inspector.









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