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Soil, Nuclear Density Gauge

Soil density is an important factor to most construction projects and provides critical support for buildings, roads, pavements and other structures. Soil is frequently disturbed during the development process resulting in the introduction of air or water into the ground. Any water particles or air voids must be removed from...

Soil, Hydrometer Analysis

What is a Hydrometer? Hydrometers are used to measure the relative density of a liquid. They are primarily made of glass and have two parts: the hydrometer with a mercury weighted bulb at the bottom and a cylinder with graduation marks. The science behind the hydrometer is simple – the lower the density of the liquid, the more...

Asphalt, Soil, California Bearing Ratio

The California Ratio (CBR) test is a penetration test used to evaluate the subgrade strength of roads and pavements. The California Bearing Ratio Test was developed by the California Division of Highways around 1930 and has subsequently been adopted by numerous states, the Federal Highway Commission, and many other countries....

Soil, Triaxial Testing

Setting up a triaxial testing system can be a daunting task even when you are an experienced lab tech. Purchasing the equipment can be just as difficult, trying to make sure you've thought of every item and its accessories. For this reason, we have put together an e-book, Triaxial Testing Equipment Guide, that not only lists...

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