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List of Testing

This list contains only some of the test methods performed by Nelson Testing Laboratories®. If you have a request for a test method not listed below please contact us at [email protected]. For a printable PDF version, please click here.

AASHTO M235 Specification for Epoxy Resin Adhesives
AASHTO R31 Protective Coatings
AASHTO T11 Materials Finer Than 75-μm (No. 200) Sieve by Washing
AASHTO T19 Bulk Density (“Unit Weight”) and Voids in Aggregate
AASHTO T21 Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregates for Concrete
AASHTO T22 Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
AASHTO T27 Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates
AASHTO T71 Effect of Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregate on Strength of Mortar
AASHTO T84 Specific Gravity (Relative Density) and Absorption of Fine Aggregate
AASHTO T85 Specific Gravity and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
AASHTO T96 Small-Size Coarse Aggregate in the Los Angeles Machine
AASHTO T97 Flexural Strength of Concrete (Third-Point Loading)
AASHTO T103 Soundness – Fine Aggregate
AASHTO T104 Soundness of Aggregate by Use of Sodium Sulfate or Magnesium Sulfate
AASHTO T105 Sulfate
AASHTO T119 Slump of Hydraulic Cement Concrete
AASHTO T121 Density (Unit Weight), Yield, and Air Content of Concrete
AASHTO T131 Set Time – Vicat
AASHTO T152 Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method
AASHTO T157 Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete
AASHTO T158 Bleeding of Concrete
AASHTO T160 Length Change of Hardened Hydraulic-Cement, Mortar, and Concrete
AASHTO T161 Resistance of Concrete to Rapid Freezing and Thawing
AASHTO T177 Flexural Strength of Concrete (Center-Point Loading)
AASHTO T196 Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method
AASHTO T197 Time of Setting of Concrete Mixtures by Penetration Resistance
AASHTO T198 Splitting Tensile Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
AASHTO T255 Total Moisture Content of Aggregate by Drying
AASHTO T259 Resistance of Concrete to Chloride Ion Penetration
AASHTO T260 Sampling and Testing for Chloride Ion in Concrete
AASHTO T277 Concrete’s Ability to Resist Chloride Ion Penetration
AASHTO T303 Potential Alkali Reactivity of Aggregates (Mortar-Bar Method)
AASHTO T336 Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Concrete
AASHTO T358 Surface Resistivity of Concrete’s Ability to Resist Chloride Ion Penetration
ACI 544.2 Impact Resistance – Drop Weight Test
ACI Waterstop ACI Waterstop Test
AIA File No. 9 Ceramic Veneer

Alberta B388 Specification for Concrete Sealers
Alberta B391 Specification for Concrete Patching Materials
Alberta BT001 Vapour Transmission, Waterproofing and Hiding Power
Alberta BT002 Alkaline Resistance
Alberta BT005 Waterproofing Performance
Alberta BT008 IR Scan
ANSI A118.4 Test Methods and Physical Properties for Ceramic Tile Installation Materials
ANSI A118.10 Waterproof Membranes for Thin-Set Ceramic Tile and Dimension Stone
ANSI A118.12 Membranes for Thin-Set Ceramic Tile and Dimension Stone Installations
ANSI A118.15 Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar
ANSI A136.1 Organic Adhesives for Installation of Ceramic Tile.
AS-3799-WR Australian Curing Compound – Water Retention
ASTM C25 Chemical Testing of Lime
ASTM C29 Bulk Density
ASTM C31 Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field
ASTM C33 Specification for Concrete Aggregates
ASTM C39 Compressive Strength
ASTM C40 Organic Impurities
ASTM C42 Test Method for Testing Concrete Cores
ASTM C67 Test Methods for Brick and Clay Tile
ASTM C78 Flexural Strength
ASTM C87 Effect of Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregate on Strength of Mortar
ASTM C88 Soundness
ASTM C90 Specification for Concrete Masonry Units
ASTM C91 Specification for Masonry Cement
ASTM C97 Absorption
ASTM C99 Modulus of Rupture
ASTM C109 Compressive Strength
ASTM C110 Physical Testing of Lime
ASTM C114 Lime – Compressive Strength
ASTM C117 Materials finer than 75-μm
ASTM C123 Lightweight Particles
ASTM C127 Specific Gravity and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
ASTM C128 Specific Gravity (Relative Density) and Absorption of Fine Aggregate
ASTM C131 Los Angeles Abrasion of Small-Size Aggregate
ASTM C136 Sieve Analysis
ASTM C138 Density
ASTM C140 Test Methods for Concrete Masonry Units

ASTM C142 Clay Lumps and Friable Particles
ASTM C143 Slump
ASTM C151 Autoclave Expansion
ASTM C156 Water Retention of Curing Compounds
ASTM C157 Length Change
ASTM C170 Compressive Strength
ASTM C173 Air Content – Volumetric
ASTM C185 Density and Yield
ASTM C187 Cement – Consistency
ASTM C188 Cement – Density
ASTM C190 Tensile Strength
ASTM C191 Set Time – Vicat
ASTM C192 Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Laboratory
ASTM C204 Cement – Fineness
ASTM C206 Specification for Finishing Hydrated Lime
ASTM C207 Specification for Hydrated Lime
ASTM C216 Specification for Facing Brick
ASTM C227 Potential Alkali Reactivity
ASTM C231 Air Content – Pressure Method
ASTM C232 Bleed Water
ASTM C233 Test Methods for Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete
ASTM C260 Specification for Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete
ASTM C266 Set Time – Gillmore
ASTM C267 Chemical Resistance
ASTM C270 Specification for Masonry Mortar
ASTM C293 Flexural Strength of Concrete (Simple Beam with Center-Point Loading)
ASTM C307 Tensile Strength
ASTM C309 Specification for Concrete Curing Compounds
ASTM C311 Test Methods for Fly Ash
ASTM C321 Bond Strength
ASTM C348 Flexural Strength
ASTM C387 Specification for Prepackaged Concrete
ASTM C403 Set Time
ASTM C413 Absorption
ASTM C418 Abrasion Resistance of Concrete by Sandblasting
ASTM C426 Shrinkage
ASTM C430 Fineness of Hydraulic Cement
ASTM C441 Alkali-Silica Reaction

ASTM C469 Compressive Modulus of Elasticity
ASTM C476 Specification for Masonry Grouts
ASTM C482 Bond Strength
ASTM C494 Specification for Chemical Admixtures for Concrete
ASTM C496 Splitting Tensile Strength
ASTM C497 Absorption
ASTM C501 Abrasion Resistance
ASTM C510 Staining
ASTM C531 Linear Shrinkage and Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
ASTM C535 Los Angeles Abrasion of Large-Size Aggregate
ASTM C557 Specifications for Adhesives for Gypsum Wallboard to Wood Framing
ASTM C566 Total Moisture Content of Aggregate by Drying
ASTM C579 Compressive Strength
ASTM C580 Flexural Strength and Modulus
ASTM C596 Drying Shrinkage of Mortar Containing Hydraulic Cement
ASTM C603 Extrusion Rate and Application Life of Elastomeric Sealants
ASTM C631 Bonding Compounds for Interior Gypsum Plastering
ASTM C639 Flow of Elastomeric Sealants
ASTM C642 Density, Absorption, and Voids in Hardened Concrete
ASTM C661 Hardness of Elastomeric Sealants
ASTM C666 Freeze-Thaw Resistance
ASTM C672 Salt Scaling Resistance
ASTM C679 Tack Free Time
ASTM C719 Adhesion and Cohesion of Elastomeric Joint Sealants
ASTM C733 Volume Shrinkage of Latex Sealants
ASTM C779 Abrasion Resistance
ASTM C780 Test Methods for Masonry Mortar Evaluation
ASTM C792 Heat Aging
ASTM C793 Weathering
ASTM C794 Adhesion-in-Peel
ASTM C796 Cellular Concrete
ASTM C807 Set Time – Modified Vicat
ASTM C827 Early-Age Height Change
ASTM C834 Specification for Latex Sealants
ASTM C836 Specification for Cold-Applied Elastomeric Waterproofing Membranes
ASTM C880 Flexural Strength of Dimension Stone
ASTM C881 Specification for Epoxies
ASTM C882 Slant Shear Bond Strength

ASTM C884 Thermal Compatibility
ASTM C902 Specification for Light Traffic Paving Brick
ASTM C905 Apparent Density
ASTM C920 Specification for Elastomeric Joint Sealants
ASTM C928 Specification for Rapid Setting Repair Mortars
ASTM C932 Specification for Surface-Applied Bonding Compounds for Plastering
ASTM C939 Flow
ASTM C940 Expansion
ASTM C942 Compressive Strength
ASTM C944 Abrasion Resistance of Concrete by the Rotating-Cutter Method
ASTM C953 Set Time
ASTM C957 Specification for Cold Applied Elastomeric Waterproofing Membranes
ASTM C1012 Sulfate Resistance
ASTM C1019 Compressive Strength
ASTM C1028 Static Coefficient of Friction
ASTM C1042 Bond Strength
ASTM C1072 Flexural Bond Strength
ASTM C1090 Hardened Height Change
ASTM C1107 Cementitious Grouts
ASTM C1135 Tensile Adhesion Properties of Structural Sealants
ASTM C1138 Underwater Abrasion Resistance
ASTM C1140 Shotcrete Panels
ASTM C1152 Acid-Soluble Chloride
ASTM C1181 Compressive Creep
ASTM C1183 Extrusion Rate
ASTM C1184 Specification for Structural Silicone Sealants
ASTM C1194 Compressive Strength
ASTM C1195 Absorption
ASTM C1202 Rapid Chloride Permeability
ASTM C1218 Water-Soluble Chloride
ASTM C1246 Heat Aging
ASTM C1247 Durability of Sealants Exposed to Continuous Immersion in Liquids
ASTM C1248 Sealant – Staining
ASTM C1252 Uncompacted Voids
ASTM C1260 Alkali-Silica Reaction
ASTM C1262 Freeze-Thaw Resistance
ASTM C1272 Specification for Heavy Vehicular Paving Brick
ASTM C1293 Alkali-Silica Reaction

ASTM C1305 Crack Bridging
ASTM C1306 Hydrostatic Pressure
ASTM C1314 Compressive Strength of Masonry Prisms
ASTM C1315 Specification for Concrete Curing Compounds
ASTM C1324 Hardened Mortar Analysis
ASTM C1329 Mortar Cement
ASTM C1339 Effective Bearing Area
ASTM C1353 Stone – Abrasion
ASTM C1357 Flexural Bond Strength
ASTM C1364 Specification for Architectural Cast Stone
ASTM C1369 Specification for Secondary Edge Sealants
ASTM C1372 Specification for Dry Cast Segmental Retaining Wall Units
ASTM C1384 Specification for Admixtures for Masonry Mortars
ASTM C1403 Masonry Mortar – Absorption
ASTM C1437 Consistency/Flow
ASTM C1489 Lime Putty – Plasticity
ASTM C1506 Water Retention
ASTM C1522 Heat Aging of Cold Liquid-Applied Elastomeric Waterproofing Membranes
ASTM C1523 Precured Elastomeric Joint Sealants
ASTM C1542 Measuring Length of Concrete Cores
ASTM C1543 Penetration of Chloride Ion into Concrete by Ponding
ASTM C1556 Concrete – Chloride Diffusion
ASTM C1567 Alkali-Silica Reaction
ASTM C1581 Concrete Shrinkage Ring Test
ASTM C1583 Direct Tensile Strength
ASTM C1585 Rate of Absorption of Water by Hydraulic-Cement Concrete
ASTM C1610 Static Segregation of Self-Consolidating Concrete Using Column Technique
ASTM C1611 Slump/Flow of Self-Consolidating Concrete
ASTM C1621 Passing Ability of Self-Consolidating Concrete by J-Ring
ASTM C1645 Pavers – Freeze-Thaw
ASTM C1698 Autogenous Shrinkage
ASTM C1708 Test Methods for Self-Leveling Mortars
ASTM C1714 Preblended Dry Mortar Mix for Unit Masonry
ASTM C1741 Schupack Test
ASTM C1760 Bulk Electrical Conductivity
ASTM D93 Flash Point
ASTM D146 Pliability
ASTM D344 Hiding Power

ASTM D374 Thickness
ASTM D395 Compression Set
ASTM D412 Tensile Strength and Elongation
ASTM D471 Chemical Resistance
ASTM D482 Ash Content
ASTM D522 Mandrel Bend
ASTM D523 Gloss
ASTM D543 Chemical Resistance
ASTM D545 Expansion Joint Fillers
ASTM D570 Absorption
ASTM D573 Oven Deterioration
ASTM D624 Tear Strength
ASTM D635 Rate of Burning
ASTM D638 Tensile Strength and Elongation
ASTM D648 Heat Deflection
ASTM D695 Compressive Strength
ASTM D732 Puncture Strength
ASTM D746 Brittleness
ASTM D790 Flexural Strength
ASTM D792 Density
ASTM D882 Tensile Strength and Elongation
ASTM D903 Peel Adhesion
ASTM D1002 Shear Strength
ASTM D1004 Tensile Strength
ASTM D1084 Viscosity
ASTM D1308 Spot Test
ASTM D1309 Settling Properties
ASTM D1475 Density
ASTM D1544 Color – Munsell Color Scale
ASTM D1621 Compressive Yield Strength
ASTM D1640 Dry Through Time
ASTM D1644 Non-Volatile Content
ASTM D1652 Epoxide Equivalent Weight
ASTM D1653 Water Vapor Permeability
ASTM D1709 Impact Resistance – Falling Dart
ASTM D1790 Impact Testing
ASTM D1833 Odor
ASTM D1875 Density

ASTM D1876 Lap Peel Adhesion
ASTM D1970 Low Temperature Flexibility
ASTM D2196 Viscosity
ASTM D2240 Durometer Hardness
ASTM D2243 Coating – Freeze-Thaw Stability
ASTM D2369 Non-Volatile Content
ASTM D2370 Elongation
ASTM D2471 Peak Exotherm and Gel Time
ASTM D2566 Linear Coefficient of Shrinkage
ASTM D2621 FTIR Scan
ASTM D2697 Nonvolatile Matter in Coatings
ASTM D2794 Impact Testing
ASTM D2939 Test Methods for Protective Coatings
ASTM D3273 Fungal Resistance
ASTM D3274 Fungal Resistance
ASTM D3633 Resistivity
ASTM D3723 Pigment Content
ASTM D3767 Measurement of Dimensions
ASTM D4060 Taber Abraser
ASTM D4070 Solids
ASTM D4329 Ultraviolet (UV) Weathering
ASTM D4541 Pull Off Test
ASTM D4587 Ultraviolet (UV) Weathering
ASTM D4632 Grab Breaking Load and Elongation
ASTM D4751 Opening Size
ASTM D4878 Viscosity
ASTM D5095 Non-Volatile Content
ASTM D5199 Geotextile – Width Thickness
ASTM D5249 Specification for Backer Material with Joint Sealants
ASTM D5385 Hydrostatic Pressure
ASTM D5590 Resistance to Fungal Displacement
ASTM D5628 Impact Testing
ASTM D5893 Specification for Single Component Silicone Joint Sealant
ASTM D5957 Flood Test
ASTM D6490 Water Vapor Transmission of Non-Film Forming Treatment
ASTM D6511 Solvent Bearing Bituminous Compounds
ASTM D6532 Water Absorption
ASTM D6578 Graffiti Resistance

ASTM D6695 Xenon Arc Weathering
ASTM D6904 Wind-Driven Rain
ASTM D7088 Hydrostatic Pressure
ASTM D7089 Anti-Graffiti
ASTM D7234 Pull Off Test – Concrete
ASTM D7868 Dry Fall Properties
ASTM D8139 Specification for Expansion Joint Fillers
ASTM D968 Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by Falling Abrasive
ASTM E96 Water Vapor Permeance
ASTM E488 Pull Out Strength
ASTM E514 Water Penetration of Masonry
ASTM E1252 FT-IR Scan
ASTM F710 pH
ASTM F1869 Moisture Vapor Emission Rate
ASTM G20 Chemical Resistance of Pipeline Coatings
ASTM G42 Cathodic Disbonding of Pipeline Coatings
ASTM G109 Corrosion
ASTM G154 Accelerated Weathering (UV)
ASTM G155 Accelerated Weathering (Xenon-Arc)
California Test 419 Creep
California Test 551 Overlayment Bond Strength
CSA-A3009 Flexural Bond Strength of Masonry Mortar
CRD-C 164 Direct Bond Strength
CRD-C 302 Moisture Loss of Curing Compound
CRD-C 39 Linear Coefficient of Shrinkage
CRD-C 48 Water Penetration Testing
CRD-C 61 Anti-Washout
CRD-C 311 Drying Time
CRD-C 661 Specification for Antiwashout Admixtures
DIN 1048 Water Penetration Testing
EN 445 Inclined Tube
ICRI 320.3 Inorganic Repair Material Data Sheet Protocol
NCHRP Report 244 Series II – Concrete Sealers – Absorption and Water Vapor Transmission
NCHRP Report 244 Series IV – Concrete Sealers – Accelerated Weathering
PTI M55.1-19 Specification for Post-Tensioned Grout

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