Mission Viejo, CA

Mission Viejo ACI Field Technician Grade 1 (Concrete Testing & Sampling)

Deputy Special Inspection in Mission Viejo, CA

Are you in need of an ACI Field Technician Grade 1 concrete tester? Look no further! Here at Deputy Special Inspections Mission Viejo, we are certified by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and have practical field knowledge to execute these very services desired. Whether your project requires a special inspector to verify temperature and slump of freshly mixed concrete or in need of test cylinders ranging from 4×8 to 6×12, we can help deliver these needed services! Additional services available if your project requires it, is air testing and unit weight of concrete.

Wanting to Validate the Compressive Strength of Your Concrete?

Do you want to validate the compressive strength of the concrete you are going to order and install? Or does your plans call out for a certified deputy special inspector for this? Well, you’ve come to the right site! To execute these services, we must be on site during the concrete placement to cast expressive samples. It is imperative you give us a 24-hour notification that you are in need our assistance so we can make arrangements to fit your inspection and testing in our schedules. Along with our experienced field technicians, you can be sure that your field cured concrete test samples will be made per the ACI standards to achieve the most precise and expressive samples you’ve placed and installed on site. Any alteration from that which is different from the ACI standard can cause false break results which can have a negative impact to effectively built structures. These same test cylinders will be left on site, untouched for a minimum of 8 hours and shall be carried back to a recognized lab within 48 hours. We know that compressive psi strength tests are important to clients in need of acceptance analysis for specified strengths per approved plans. We understand that it is important that these samples are made right the first time!

What is the Purpose of Concrete Test Cylinders?

Similarly, there are many contractors and customers who are uninformed to the significance of making compressive concrete test cylinders for new projects whether it be commercial or residential. At Deputy Special Inspections Mission Viejo, we are here to be of assistance to you in verifying concrete testing or special inspection is needed for your project. If you have already poured concrete and realize sampling and testing was necessary, it is best to contact your engineer or jurisdiction to meet what is acceptable per code and specification. You can contact us directly through our website, social media or phone number at (949) 616-8287 for a free consultation!

Why a Slump Test is Needed

Why is a slump test needed during the placement of concrete? The concrete slump test can verify to a contractor or client that the consistency of freshly mixed concrete is within the project requirement. It can also be used to confirm if a batched mix has been correctly made with the permissible water added. Many times, concrete can be poorly mixed either through faulty concrete batch plant equipment or simply excessive water being added to concrete trucks. The slump test is acknowledged and used internationally due to the straightforwardness of the apparatus and techniques performed. The slump test is used to check concrete consistency for truckloads transported in field conditions.

An associated analysis checks similar to the slump test also performed and acknowledged internationally is called “spread test” or “flow test”. This examination is tested on concrete that is extremely fluid or non-workable that is typically considered self-consolidating. This assessment is typically performed during grout placements for masonry CMU walls. Verifying a suitable mix per project specifications has arrived at your site is imperative for not only the quality put forth into your project but also the safety and well-being of those who will be occupying or inhabiting near or around finished product.