Materials Testing Services

CTE Cal, Inc. (CTE) has some of the most diverse capabilities in the Western United States and can be contributed to three driving factors. First, our clients trust CTE laboratory staff to support their projects. Second, we are continually adding new capabilities to the list of services we offer. Three, CTE staff are bold in their desire to expand into areas other labs avoid. These three factors have afforded CTE to work on some of the most interesting projects in the State. CTE has the capabilities and certifications to perform tests other commercial labs are not approved to perform. Our laboratories are managed based on a corporate Quality Control Manual that meets the most stringent certifying agency requirements including:

 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
 Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL)
 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
 US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE)
 California Division of the State Architect (DSA)

SOILS:

 Batch Plant Uniformity
 California Bearing Ratio (CBR)
 Cement Treated Base
 Chloride Content of Soil
 Conductivity
 Consolidations
 Direct Shear Test
 Expansion Index
 Hydrometer Analysis
 Laboratory Compaction Test
 Moisture Content
 Atterburg Limits (Non Organic)
 Fine Grained Soil
 Granular Soil
 R - Value
 Resistivity and pH of Soil
 Sand Equivalent
 Shrinkage Limit
 Sodium Sulfate Soundness
 Soil Classification
 Sulphate Content

AGGREGATE

 Absorption Test
 Aggregate Conformance
 Clay Lumps and Friable Particles
 Cleanness Value
 Crushed Particles, Percent
 Durability Index
 LA Rattler
 Mortar properties fine aggregates
 Organic Impurities in Sand
 Sieve Analysis
 Soundness of Aggregates
 Specific Gravity
 Unit Weight

ASPHALATIC CONCRETE

 Asphalt Mix Design
 Bitumen Content
 Max Density - HVEEM
 Max Density - Marshall
 Extraction, % Asphalt
 Field Mix-HVEEM
 Field Mix-MARSHALL
 Film Stripping
 Stability & Unit Weight
 Stability, Flow & Unit Weight
 Rice Specific Gravity
 Percent Swell
 Stabilometer Value
 Bulk Specific Gravity
 Tensile Strength Ratio (TSR)

CONCRETE

 Cement Compression)
 Compression Tests
 Concrete Flexural Test
 Concrete Mix Design
 Drying Shrinkage
 Gunite Panel
 Modulus of Elasticity
 Core Compression
 Creep of Concrete
 Splitting Strength Test
 Trial Batch
 Unit Weight

MASONRY

 Absorption Test
 Composite Prism
 Compression Test
 Conformance Package
 Efflorescence
 In-Place Shear Test
 Linear Shrinkage
 Modulus of Rupture
 Moisture as Received
 Saturation Co-Efficient
 Shear Test, cores
 Compression Test Cores
 Unit Weight & Absorption

STEEL

 High Strength Bolt, Nut & Washer
 Hardness Test, Rockwell
 Tensile Test
 Bend Test
 Mechanically Spliced Steel
 Fireproofing Density Tests
 Adhesion / Cohesion Tests
 Structural Steel Tensile
 Structural Steel, Bend
 Pipe Flattening Test
 Welded Specimens
 Thickness Plate
 Pipe Weld
 Bar Weld
 Procedure Qualification
 Light Gauge Metal
 Procedure Qualification
 Fillet Weld Test