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EBA Engineering’s AASHTO-accredited laboratories can handle all of your materials testing needs, including soil, concrete, aggregate, rock, hot mix asphalt, and more. We cover a wide range of AASHTO and ASTM testing methods. Our Quality System is AASHTO-accredited including R18, C1077 (Aggregate), C1077 (Concrete), D3666 (Asphalt Mixture), D3740 (Soil) and E329.

Pricing

EBA’s comprehensive laboratory test unit price list:

Laboratory Testing Price List - Year 2020

Unit Rates are effective January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
TestTest MethodUnitUnit RateSample Size / TypeComments
AASHTO ASTM

Soil Tests

Moisture Content T265D2216Each$14Passing #4 sieve - 100 g
Passing 3/8-in. sieve - 500 g
Passing 3/4-in. sieve - 2.5 kg/5.5 lb
Amount of Material Finer than #200 Sieve---D1140Each$50Passing 3/8-in. sieve - 200
Passing 3/4-in. sieve - 1.3 kg/3 lb Passing 1-in. sieve - 3 kg/6.5 lb
Passing 2-in. sieve - 25 kg/55 lb
Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit and Plasticity IndexT89/T90D4318Each (incl. LL, PL and PI)$85Passing No.40 sieve - 150 gAdd $40 for oven-dried liquid limit if requested for organic soils
Shrinkage Limit by Wax Method---D4943Each$85Passing No.40 sieve - 30 g
Specific GravityT100D854Each$60Passing No.10 sieve - 25 g
Particle-Size Analysis of soils (Gradation) Using Sieve Analysis T88D422 Each$85Passing #4 sieve - 200 g
Passing 3/8-in. sieve - 600 g
Passing 3/4-in. sieve - 1.1 kg/2.5 lb Passing 1.5-in. sieve - 3.1 kg/7 lb
Passing 3-in. sieve - 5 kg/11 lb
Add $20 for each sample wieghing more than 30 lbs.
Particle Size Analysis of Soils (Gradation) Using Sieve Analysis and Hydrometer TestT88D422Each$150Passing #4 sieve - 200 g
Passing 3/8-in. sieve - 600 g
Passing 3/4-in. sieve - 1.1 kg/2.5 lb Passing 1.5-in. sieve - 3.1 kg/7 lb
Passing 3-in. sieve - 5 kg/11 lb
Add $20 for each sample wieghng more than 30 lbs.
Moisture-Density Relationship (Modified Proctor) T180D1557Each$180Passing 3/8-in. sieve - 23 kg/50 lb
Passing 3/4-in. sieve - 45 kg/100 lb
Specific gravity will be assumed unless specific gravity test is requested.
Moisture-Density Relationship (Standard Proctor) T99D698Each$160Passing 3/8-in. sieve - 23 kg/50 lb
Passing 3/4-in. sieve - 45 kg/100 lb
Specific gravity will be assumed unless specific gravity test is requested.
Oversize Particle Correction (for Moisture Density Relationship)T224D4718Eachno charge---Specific gravity of oversize particles will be assumed.
CBR (California Bearing Ratio); includes THREE PointsT193D1883Each (incl. 3 points)$525Passing 3/4-in. sieve - 45 kg/100 lbRequires Proctor Test (Moisture-Density Relationship)
Density (Unit Weight) of Tube Sample---D7263Each$40Tube Sample
Extrusion and Logging of Tube Sample------Each$60Tube Sample
Organic ContentT267---Each$85Passing #10 sieve - 100 g
Consolidation by Incremental Loading MethodT 216D2435Each$550Tube SampleIncludes up to 15 increments. Maximum loading up to 16 tons. Add $180 for unloading and reloading cycle with up to 6 increments.
Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS)T208D2166Each$100Tube SampleAdditional $50 if remolding of soil sample required. Requires 3" diameter sample unless remolding.
Triaxial Compression (UU)T296D2850Point$190Tube SampleAdd $50 if remolding of soil sample is required. Provide confining stresses with shipment. Requires 3" diameter sample unless remolding.
Triaxial Compression (CU)T297D4767Point$380Tube SampleAdd $50 if remolding of soil sample is required. Provide confining stresses with shipment. Requires 3" diameter sample unless remolding.
Hydraulic Conductivity using Flexible Wall Permeameter---D5084Each$390Tube Sample or Passing No.10 sieve - 1 to 3 kg(2.2 to 6.5 lb) per pointAdd $50 if remolding of sample is required. Fine-grained soils only. Requires 3" diameter sample unless remolding.
Swell of Cohesive Soils---D4546Each$130
Remolding for UCS, UU, CU or Flexible Wall Permeability Test------Point$50Passing No.10 sieve - 1 to 3 kg(2.2 to 6.5 lb) per point

Soil Classification

USDA Classification based on Grain Size ------Each$10N/ARequires D422 or T88 with hydrometer portion
Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes (USCS Classification)---D2487Each$10N/ARequires D4318 and either D422 or D6913 or D1140
Classification of Soils and Soil-Aggregate Mixtures for Highway - Construction PurposesM145D3282Each$10N/ARequires T89 & T90 (D4318) and either T88 (D422 or D6913) or T11 & T27 (D1140)

Concrete and Cement Products

Compressive Strength of Concrete CylinderT22C39, C511Each$15Concrete Cylinder
Curing Concrete Cylinder as a Reserve or Hold C511Each$9Concrete CylinderCompressive strength test not included
Compressive Strength of Concrete Core Sample with cutting and capping---C42Each$75Concrete Core
Cutting and Capping of Concrete CylinderT231C617Each$60Concrete CylinderCompressive strength test not included. Only required for concrete cylinder specimens that do not meet requirements for plane surfaces.
Compressive Strength of Mortar or Grout CubeT106C109Each$252-inch Mortar or Grout Cube
Compressive Strength of Grout Prism with cutting and capping---C1019Each$753" x 6" Grout Prism
Flexural Strength of Concrete Beam---C78Each$75Concrete Beam
Rapid Chloride Permeability Test (RCPT)T277C1202Each$225Concrete Cylinder or CoreRequires 4-inch diameter concrete core or cylinder. Cutting included.
Nordtest NT Build 492------Each$300Concrete Cylinder or CoreRequires 4-inch diameter concrete core or cylinder. Cutting included.

Aggregate Tests

Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse AggregateT27C136Each$80Fine Aggregate: 300 g
Coarse Aggregate:
Passing 3/8-in. sieve - 1 kg/2.2 lb
Passing 1/2-in. sieve - 2 kg/4.5 lb
Passing 3/4-in. sieve - 5 kg/11 lb Passing 1-in. sieve - 10 kg/22 lb
Passing 2-in. sieve - 20 kg/44 lb
Passing 3-in. sieve - 60 kg/132 lb
Call for quote if samples contains particles larger than 3".
Bulk Density (Unit Weight) and Voids in AggregateT19C29Each$13030 kg/66 lb for 0.5 ft3 bucket
Specific Gravity and Absorption of Fine AggregateT84C128Each$801 kg/2.2 lb
Specific Gravity and Absorption of Coarse AggregateT85C127Each$80Passing ≤1/2-in. sieve - 2 kg/4.5 lb Passing 3/4-in. sieve - 3 kg/6.5 lb Passing 1-in. sieve - 4 kg/9 lb
Passing 2-in. sieve - 8 kg/18 lb
Passing 3-in. sieve - 18 kg/40 lb
Call for quote if samples contains particles larger than 3".
Material Finer than #200 SieveT11C117Each$50≤No.4. sieve -300 g >No.4 to ≤3/8-in. sieve- 1 kg/2.2 lb >3/8 to ≤3/4-in. sieve - 2.5 kg/5.5 lb >3/4-in. sieve - 5 kg/11 lb.
Moisture Content of AggregateT255C566Each$15Passing 3/8-in. sieve - 1.5 kg/3.3 lb Passing 1/2-in. sieve - 2 kg / 4.4 lb Passing 3/4-in. sieve - 3 kg/6.6 lb Passing 1-in. sieve - 4 kg/9 lb
Passing 2-in. sieve - 8 kg/18 lb Passing 3-in. sieve - 13 kg/28.7 lb
Call for quote if samples contains particles larger than 3".
Reducing Sample of Coarse Aggregate to Testing Size---C702Each$75N/A

Soils Corrosion Tests

Chloride ContentT291D512Each$45100 g
Oxidation-Reduction PotentialEPAD1498Each$90100 g
Sulfate ContentT290D516Each$45100 g
pHT289D4972Each$14Passing #10 sieve - 30 g
Electrical Resistivity / Minimum ResistivityT288---Each$90Passing #10 sieve - 500 g

Rock Tests

Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) of Rock Core Sample---D7012Each$130Rock Core
Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) of Rock Core Sample with stress-strain measurements---D7012Each$180Rock Core

Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Tests

Bulk Specific Gravity of HMA Core (SSD Sample)T166D2726Each$55Core
Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity (Rice method)T209D2041Each$140Core or Box
Percent Air Voids in HMA Core---D3203Each$40CoreRequires D2726 and D2041
Bulk Specific Gravity of HMA Core Using Paraffin-CoatT275D1188Each$85Core
Saw Cutting of HMA core------Each$50Core

Other

Sample Retention------MonthTBDCall for quote. Samples discarded after 60 days unless other provisions
Sample Return Shipment------ShipmentTBDCall for quote. Samples discarded after 60 days unless other provisions

Mail-In Instructions

Mail samples to:

EBA Engineering, Inc.
Laboratory Department
6100 Chevy Chase Drive, Suite 103
Laurel, MD 20707-2917

Payment

Advance payment can be made by check or credit card. Payment may also be submitted by invoice with a contract.

Quotes and Proposals

For price quotes and proposals, contact Jason Kolenda at jason.kolenda@ebaengineering.com or 443.277.1579.

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