Soil and rock samples can be obtained from the site subsurface by several means and some of those methods, as seen in the following in-situ services section, will give immediate results of the engineering properties of material being retrieved. The laboratory at MEA preserves and carefully stores samples collected in the field in order to get accurate representations of site conditions when tested.
MEA’s soil and rock field inspection and testing services cover the vast majority of construction related projects, with services including:
Concrete and grout mixes must meet specific standards before and after placement to ensure the final product meets project requirements. The laboratory services at MEA can be utilized to provide quality control and assurance from materials to finished product.
The pavement design services at MEA can be utilized for both flexible and rigid pavement structure projects such as airfields, roadways, and parking areas. A design project will often involve site visits and a geotechnical investigation followed by in-house testing, mix designs, and pavement design specification whether for a new pavement structure or a rehab assignment.