Concrete testing equipment will make sure the concrete will do its job and last for the life of the building or structure its supporting. Having a strong foundation is imperative to new construction lasting the test of time. Concrete testing equipment will allow the contractor to know everything they need to know for the construction project. It will show that the concrete is ready to support the weight of the structure you plan on building after curing. While rebar and other reinforcing materials will help strengthen the concrete in a foundation, they can only help so much.
Concrete testing can take place during a few of different steps in the construction process. When the concrete arrives at the construction site, it can be tested using the slump test after it has been mixed up to ensure the ratios are correct to allow the proper amount of slump in the wet concrete mixture. Cylinder testing is another test involving adding wet concrete to a cylinder in a particular manner than taking it to the lab for testing to see how it will set up. These are only a couple of the concrete testing procedures that are required when creating a foundation to ensure the permanence of the structure.