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Finding the Workability of Concrete with the Slump Test

Finding the Workability of Concrete with the Slump Test

11th Sep 2019

Finding the right ratio of cement, water and admixtures used to reinforce a concrete mix will all affect a property called "workability." Workability of concrete is directly proportional to the streng … read more
What is the Fineness Modulus of Aggregates?

What is the Fineness Modulus of Aggregates?

26th Aug 2019

The fineness or coarseness of an aggregate plays a major part in determining the type of mix design needed to create strong, durable concrete. As such, finding a sample's fineness modulus is req … read more
Types of Mortar Testing and When They're Necessary

Types of Mortar Testing and When They're Necessary

21st Jun 2019

Several different tests are needed to estimate the stability and strength of a structure, from the soil it will stand on to the bricks or concrete that will form it. But what about mortar, the materia … read more
What is a Dissolved Oxygen Test and How Do You Perform It?

What is a Dissolved Oxygen Test and How Do You Perform It?

7th Jun 2019

Water quality testing is crucial for a variety of industries, from fish farming to wastewater management. One of the most important and informative tests is the dissolved oxygen test. Several methods … read more