Materials Testing

Blackburn Consulting provides laboratory, materials testing and sampling for State, County, City and Public Works projects.  Our materials testing staff are experienced and certified by Caltrans, NICET, and the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Many of our field staff are certified special inspectors in Soil, Reinforced Concrete, Masonry, Structural Steel, and Fireproofing with the International Code Council (ICC).  

We test and inspect materials at sites and plants on a variety of public works infrastructure projects such as levees and dams, roads and bridges, pipeline and underground utilities, water/wastewater treatment plants, capital improvement projects, schools, and government buildings.

We have expertise with:

  • Mass Grading
  • Construction Materials Acceptance Sampling and Testing
  • Moisture Density Testing
  • Chemical Treatment
  • Hot Mix Asphalt Inspection, Sampling, Testing, and Batch Plant Inspection
  • Concrete Sampling, Testing, and Batch Plant Inspection
  • Masonry Sampling and Testing of Mortar, Grout, and Masonry Block
  • Anchor Bolt Testing
  • Epoxy Dowel Inspection
  • ICC Reinforced Concrete Special Inspection
  • ICC Masonry Special Inspection