Construction Materials Testing

FDAE’s laboratory, located in our Baton Rouge office, employs a rigorous Quality Management System (QMS), so that the testing results you receive are accurate, precise, and meet all required technical standards.  All of our equipment is calibrated and inspected in accordance with the most up-to-date quality management standards.  FDAE holds accreditations for the following quality management standards: R18, C1077 (Concrete), D3740 (Soil), and E329 (Concrete).

In addition, our dedicated team of technicians are fully-qualified to serve your construction materials testing needs.

Some of our capabilities are:

Soil and General Field Services

  • Soil/Aggregates Sampling
  • Unit Weight and Moisture Content Determination by Nuclear Methods (ASTM D6938)
  • Soil Compaction Testing
  • Two-Stage Borehole Permeability Test
  • Construction Surveying

Accredited Soils Laboratory Services

  • Dry Preparation of Soil Samples (ASTM D421)
  • Particle Size Analysis & Grain Size Sieve and Hydrometer Analysis (ASTM D422, D1140, D6913 and D7928)
  • Standard Proctor Compaction Tests (ASTM D698)
  • Specific Gravity Determination (ASTM D854)
  • Modified Proctor Compaction Test (ASTM D1557)  
  • Unconfined Compressive Strength (ASTM D2166)
  • Moisture Content (ASTM D2216)
  • Hydraulic Conductivity by Rigid Wall Permeameter (ASTM D2434)
  • One-Dimensional Consolidation (ASTM D2435)
  • USCS Soil Classification (ASTM D2487)
  • Visual-Manual Soil Classification (ASTM D2488)
  • Unconsolidated-Undrained Triaxial Compression (ASTM D2850)
  • Organic Content (ASTM D2974)
  • Atterberg Limits (ASTM D4318)
  • Consolidated-Undrained (CU) Triaxial Compression (ASTM D4767)
  • Soil pH Determination (ASTM D4972)
  • Hydraulic Conductivity by Flexible Wall Permeameter (ASTM D5084)
  • Unit Weight Determination (ASTM D7263)

Accredited Concrete Field and Laboratory Services

  • Moist Cabinets, Moist Rooms, and Water Storage Tanks Used in the Testing of Hydraulic Cements and Concretes (M201/ASTM C511)
  • Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete (R60/ASTM C172)
  • Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens (T22/ASTM C39)
  • Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field (T23/ASTM C31)
  • Slump of Hydraulic Cement Concrete (T119/ASTM C143)
  • Density (Unit Weight), Yield and Air Content of Concrete (T121/ASTM C138)
  • Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method (T152/ASTM C231)
  • Temperature of Freshly Mixed Portland Cement Concrete (T309/ASTM C1064)


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certified

Small Business (Hudson Initiative) Certified

Small and Emerging Business Development (SEBD) Program Certified

ACEC of Louisiana

LELAP Accredited Lab

AASHTO Accredited Lab

CCRL Participant

USACE Validated Lab

Licensed to practice engineering in Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Contact us

10995 Coursey Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70816