New technologies, increased construction liability, and revised building standards have made quality asphalt testing and inspection integral to the successful completion of today’s construction projects.

Element Materials Technology meets this challenge head-on, offering full-service asphalt design and testing services, performed by highly-qualified asphalt testing engineers and backed by the documentation you need to ensure quality asphalt production and installation.

Asphalt and bituminous testing capabilities

Element's asphalt testing services group evaluates asphalt binders, asphalt mixtures and other derivatives of asphalt geared for use in the construction industry. This group maintains a high level of proficiency through technician experience, certifications and laboratory accreditations (A2LA and AASHTO).

  • Asphalt Binders (Oils): We perform a wide variety of physical tests as part of third-party evaluation, QC/QA testing or material specification. These tests include such things as softening points, viscosity tests, and other physical tests.
  • Performance Grade Evaluation: Element is fully accredited by AASHTO to verify and determine asphalt binder performance grades.
  • Asphalt Emulsions and Cutbacks: We routinely test asphalt emulsions and cutbacks to verify compliance with specifications.
  • Hot Mix Asphalt: Element engineers design and evaluate hot mix asphalt using Superpave, Marshall (P-401), and Texas Gyratory (TxDOT) procedures.
  • Aggregate Testing: Since most pavements consist of 95% aggregates, Element engages in the testing of these materials. In addition to routine tests, we specialize in those hard to find procedures, such as Polish values, Soundness, and the Los Angeles Abrasion test.
  • Asphalt Field Services: We provide personnel and equipment to evaluate the production and placement of asphalt paving. This may include a mobile laboratory, or we may simply provide personnel to inspect and assist with placement activities. This service fulfills a valuable role in the QC process.
Service Details

Asphalt Testing and Inspection Services & Standards

Services

Asphalt Pavement Thickness

Viscosity Testing

Hot Mix Asphalt Testing

Performance Grade Evaluation

Asphalt Binder Testing

AASHTO Testing

Standards

AASHTO PP1
AASHTO PP6
AASHTO T 30
AASHTO T164
AASHTO T166
AASHTO T209
AASHTO T245
AASHTO T269
AASHTO T283
AASHTO T308
AASHTO T312
AASHTO TP1
AASHTO TP5
ASTM D2041
ASTM D2172
ASTM D2726
ASTM D2950
ASTM D3203
ASTM D4867
ASTM D5444
ASTM D6307
ASTM D6494
ASTM D6925
ASTM D6926
ASTM D6927
ICC-ES AC 51


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