Concrete Testing

Sharp & Howells Pty Ltd is Australia's premier independent concrete testing and analysis laboratory

Our Concrete Testing and Research Facility is NATA accredited for a range of concrete tests:

  • Chloride - profiling to AS 1012.20, migration studies (Nordtest)
  • Sulphate Content
  • Cement Content
  • Nominal Mix
  • Carbonation
  • Density
  • NORDtest
  • Petrography
  • ASR- Alkali Silica Reactivity
  • AAR
  • Ettringite Formation
  • Compressive Strength Testing
  • Tensile Strength
  • Water/Cement Ratio
  • Aggregate Grading
  • VPV- Voids testing
  • Water Permeability & Water absorption
  • pH profiling
  • Admixture evaluations and analysis- Fly Ash and Slag
  • Rebound Hammer (Schmidt Hammer) testing
  • Mould release or curing agent detection
  • Concrete Staining & Efflorescence
  • Chemical degradation of concrete
  • Surface coatings analysis
  • OHS
Consulting service for investigation of concrete quality or concrete defects with access to experienced consulting engineers and coring services

Site Inspections and sampling can be arranged for the following:

  • Residential slabs
  • Cracking of concrete
  • Colour variations and defects in concrete
  • Driveways
  • Footpaths
  • Industrial floor slabs and walls
  • Concrete Coring and Drilling

Assessment on site of the following:

  • Concrete Cracking
  • Concrete Strength-compressive
  • Concrete Failure
  • Concrete Spalling
  • Surface Finishing Techniques
  • Surface Defects
  • Surface Dusting
  • Low Compressive Strength
  • Efflorescence
  • Paving Failures
  • Tiling Issue
  • Coating Failures
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