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California Bearing Ratio Test: CBR Values & Why They Matter

In this blog post we discuss why it is important to perform strength tests of soil subgrades for pavement design, and also review what is needed for each type of test method whether it be in the lab or out in the field including the DCP test.

Sonic Sieving: The Solution for Particle Size Problems

Test sieves are an efficient, productive, and economical means of characterizing the gradation of dry granular materials. However, the sieving method is not without limitations. If obstacles seem to be making it difficult to produce accurate, repeatable results for finer sizes, Sonic Sieving may be the answer.

Permeability of Soil Test: All You Need To Know

In this blog, we briefly discuss what soil permeability (hydraulic conductivity) is and detail what equipment can be used for a wide array of soil permeability tests.

Consolidation Test of Soil: A Comprehensive Guide

In this blog, we will highlight the range of equipment available to perform this fundamental test method. ASTM test method D2435, and its AASHTO equivalent T 216, are the most common one-dimensional soil consolidation tests carried out today.

Rejoin A Separated Thermometer: 6 Dos and Don’ts
 thermometer column separation

Mercury or indicating fluid separations can occur in the columns of mercury-in-glass thermometers, as well as in non-mercury thermometers. With expertise, caution and strict adherence to safety measures, the separated fluid can often be rejoined in the column by following some specific methods developed by others.

Simple Steps to Preserve & Extend Service Life of Costly Equipment
Simple Steps to Preserve & Extend Service Life of Costly Equipment

Protect and preserve costly equipment purchases through preventive maintenance – and extend their service life and functionality beyond the norm.

Soil Classification: Foundation and Pavement Design Starts Here
Soil Classification: Foundation and Pavement Design Starts Here

There’s more to consider in planning a new highway project than location. This blog post helps lay out the importance of soil classifications, visual inspection and field/laboratory testing, ASTM, AASHTO and state DOT regulations, resources and tools and more.

Choosing the Correct Laboratory Thermometer for your Application
Choosing the Right Lab Thermometer

This blog post discusses the differences between Liquid in Glass (LiG) mercury, LiG non-mercury, and digital thermometers used in laboratory materials testing. It also explores the role each type of thermometer plays in maintaining compliance with industry standards and regulations governing the use of mercury.

Choosing the Right Lab Oven
Choosing the right lab oven

This blog post lays out some of the most important features to consider when you’re looking for an oven for aggregate, soils, concrete or asphalt testing.

Atterberg Limits: A Quick Reference Guide
Atterberg Limits: A Quick Reference Guide

This blog post outlines the three main components that encompass Atterberg Limits, explains why these tests are important, and covers basic equipment used in these procedures.