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Soils Testing

Lab Manager: Andy Jochems

Particle size equipment
Particle size equipment

Our soils laboratory is equipped to conduct basic mechanical and hydraulic tests on soil, sediment, and in some cases rock samples. Capabilities include measurements of compaction (standard and modified Proctor), consolidation, Atterberg limits, point load strength, grain-size distribution (sieve and hydrometer), particle specific gravity, bulk density (dry and moist), moisture content, and unsaturated moisture diffusivity. Although the soils laboratory cannot accept outside samples on a regular basis, contract testing is possible on a limited number of projects in which test results would benefit the public.