Construction Materials Testing & Inspections

For over 35 years, Wallace-Kuhl has provided materials testing services to some of the most prominent and significant projects in Northern California. Our clients have relied on Wallace-Kuhl for conclusive construction materials testing and special inspection services and the capabilities of our testing laboratory, which is equipped with state-of-the-art soil, concrete, masonry, asphalt, and steel testing technology. Wallace-Kuhl has conducted testing and inspection for some of the largest construction projects in the Sacramento area, including Delta Shores, Shopping Center, Embassy Suites, Marriott Residence Inn, The Money Store, Raley Field, Shriners Hospital for Children, the Wells Fargo Center, and the Sacramento Convention Center expansion.

Our Construction Materials Testing and Inspections services include:

  • Anchor Bolt and Dowel Load Tests
  • Construction Materials Quality Assurance
  • Concrete Placement Inspection and Sampling
  • Concrete And Reinforcing Steel Testing
  • Concrete And Asphalt Mix Design and Review
  • DSA-Approved Masonry Inspection
  • Floor Flatness Testing
  • Concrete And Masonry Coring and Testing
  • Slab Moisture Testing – Calcium Chloride and Relative Humidity
  • Reinforcing Steel Placement Inspection
  • Pavement Analysis
  • Pre-Stress and Post-Tension Steel Inspection
  • NDT Testing of Welding – Ultrasonic, Dye Penetrant, and Magnetic Particle Testing
  • Driven Piling and Drilled Pier Inspections and Testing
  • Shotcrete Inspection and Testing
  • Shop And Field Welding Inspection and Testing
  • Structural Steel Bolting Inspection and Testing
  • Spray-Applied Fireproofing Inspection and Testing
  • Compression, Tensile, and Shear Testing Of Building Materials and Construction Elements

Laboratory Testing Services

Supporting our Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Materials Testing and Inspections departments are our in-house laboratories. Wallace-Kuhl provides a wide variety of laboratory testing services at each of our offices (Stockton and West Sacramento). In addition to conducting standard tests for typical construction materials, including soils, concrete, asphalt, steel, and masonry, we also have the technology and expertise to conduct specialized, less commonly performed tests. Additionally, Wallace-Kuhl’s laboratory facilities maintain current accreditations from:

  • Caltrans
  • Division of the State Architect (DSA)
  • Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)
  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Wallace-Kuhl's laboratories operate under the direct supervision of Senior Registered Civil Engineers, who review all procedures and reports for all tests performed. All our field and laboratory technicians maintain current certifications appropriate to their duties from:

  • Caltrans
  • American Welding Society (AWS)
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • Division of the State Architect (DSA)
  • National Concrete Masonry Association
  • International Code Council (ICC)
  • National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
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