Chemical Testing Services

Chemical testing of aggregates and soils within the construction and civil engineering industry has wide-ranging implications for the re-use of materials, remediation works and general project timelines and budgets. With so much potentially riding on the outcomes, it is important that the tests themselves deliver the results you need and, when required, comply to national standards.

Our chemistry laboratory specialises in the chemical analysis of a wide range of construction materials including soils, aggregates, concrete, mortar, paints and coatings.

Testing is conducted in accordance with international standards, using traditional wet chemistry gravimetric methods. Our wet chemical analyses are complimented by state-of-the-art ICP and Sulphur Analyser instrumentation.

In association with our approved sub-contract laboratories we can test soils, effluents or waters for various contaminants including TPH, PAH, BTEX, PCB’s, Phenols as well as other organic compounds and metals.

Chemical testing services from Construction Testing Solutions:

  • pH Value – BS 1377: Part 3: 1990
  • Organic Matter – BS 1377: Part 3: 1990
  • Water Soluble Sulphate Content – Gravimetric Method – BS 1377: Part 3: 1990
  • Water Soluble Sulphate Content – Analysis by ICP based on BS 1377: Part 3: 1990
  • Acid (total) Soluble Sulphate Content – Gravimetric Method – BS 1377: Part 3: 1990
  • Acid (total) Soluble Sulphate Content – Analysis by ICP based on BS 1377: Part 3: 1990

 

  • Water Soluble Sulphur – TRL 447 Test No 1
  • Acid Soluble Sulphur – TRL 447 Test No 2
  • Total Sulphur – TRL 447 Test No 4
  • Water Soluble Chloride – BS EN 1744-1, clause 7
  • Water Soluble Sulphate – BS EN 1744-1, clause 10
  • Total Sulphur – BS EN 1744-1, clause 11
  • Acid Soluble Sulphates – BS EN 1744-1, clause 12
  • Acid Soluble Sulphides – BS EN 1744-1, clause 13
  • Loss on Ignition – BS 1377: Part 3: 1990
  • Loss on Ignition – BS EN 1744-1

Our team of environmental consultants provide technical services and advice on the redevelopment of contaminated sites as well as providing accurate testing and assessment of waste soils, which can significantly reduce the risk of incorrect classification.

For further details, download a copy of our materials testing brochure.

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“CTS provided us with complete geotechnical and geochemical laboratory services for a major land reclamation and earthworks project at Glasshoughton. This was a project in which laboratory services were a key element to the efficient completion of the work. CTS fulfilled their role professionally and we enjoyed a good relationship throughout the scheme." Jonathan Atkin - Waystone
Construction Testing
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