Dedicated to Quality in Virginia

Townes Site Engineering material testing laboratory utilizes the latest in equipment and data collection to not only test but provide professional and experienced interpretation of the results to assist our client’s design and construction needs. Our Richmond laboratory is currently accredited by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and also meets the ASTM E-329 “Standard Recommended Inspection and Testing Agencies for Concrete, Aggregates, Mortar and Soils” used in construction. We are inspected by the Corps of Engineers on a regular basis as well as participate with the Cement and Concrete Reference Library (CCRL) for cement and aggregates and the AASHTO Materials Reference Library (AMRL) for soils. Our participation in these programs shows our commitment to providing our clients with the highest level of quality assurance.

Residential Services

  • Soil Evaluation for Swelling Construction (shrink/swell analysis)
  • Footing Inspections
  • Projection Inspections
  • Wall Inspections
  • Slab Inspections
  • Plan Review/Special Design/Structural Analysis

Commercial Services

  • Subsurface Geotechnical Investigation
  • Laboratory Analysis and Engineering Reports of:
    • Boring logs
    • Soil Bearing Capacity
    • Foundation Design Recommendations
    • General Construction Recommendations

Special Inspections

  • Control Fill Placement
  • Subgrade Inspection
  • Footing/Slab Inspection
  • Masonry Inspection
  • Steel Inspection
  • EIFS Inspection
  • Material Testing

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Testing

  • Pavement Design & Evaluation
  • Subgrade/Aggregate Inspection
  • Control Fill Testing (fill sections, utility trench backfill)
  • Bituminous Asphalt Concrete Inspection
  • Pavement Coring

Earth Retaining Structures

  • Segmental Wall design and inspection
  • Evaluation/Design recommendations for impoundment features
  • Dam construction certification
  • Stope Stability