TESTING LABORATORY OF SOIL MECHANICS

laboratoryThe laboratory is holder of Certificate of Accreditation Nr. 391/2005 issued by Český institut pro akreditaci, o.p.s. (Czech Institute for Accreditation) pursuant to examination of accreditation criteria in accordance with standard ČSN EN ISO/IEC 17025. The laboratory is allowed to use labeling „akreditovaná zkušební laboratoř č. 1373“ (accredited testing laboratory Nr. 1373) next to its name within the scope of the certificate No. 391/2005 and for a period of its validity.
The testing laboratory of soil mechanics is a testing laboratory performing laboratory and in-situ soil and stone aggregate tests and stone aggregate sampling according to requirements of technical standards.

Tests performed within the scope of accreditation:

  • Determination of density of the soil according to the standard ČSN 72 1010
  • Determination of apparent density of soil solids according to the standard ČSN 72 1011
  • Determination of soil humidity according to the standard ČSN 72 1012
  • Determination of soil plasticity limit according to the standard ČSN 72 1013
  • Determination of fluidity limit according to ČSN 72 1014
  • Laboratory determination of soil compactibility according to the standard ČSN 72 1015
  • Determination of bearing capacity rate according to the standard ČSN 72 1016
  • Determination of soil granularity for geotechnical engineering according to the standard ČSN 72 1017
  • Determination of relative soil density of loose soils according to the standard ČSN 72 1018
  • Measuring of roadway surface roughness by rods according to the standard ČSN 73 6175
  • Static loading test of subsoil and underlying layers according to the standard ČSN 73 6190
  • Soil and loose material compaction check according to the standard ČSN 72 1006
  • Impact load tests of roadways and subsoils according to the standard ČSN 73 6192
  • Sieve analysis of stone aggregates according to the standard ČSN EN 933-1
  • Determination of stone aggregate humidity by oven-drying according to the standard ČSN EN 1097-5
  • Determination of density and absorption capacity of stone aggregates according to the standard ČSN EN 1097-6
  • Methods of stone aggregate sampling according to the standard ČSN EN 932-1

Tests necessary for design and evaluation of construction foundations:

  • Laboratory determination of soil compressibility
  • Laboratory determination of shear soil strength
  • Strength under simple compression
  • Laboratory determination of soil shrinkage
  • Laboratory determination organic compounds in soils
  • Laboratory determination of carbonate content
  • Determination of grain shape – shape index
  • Examination of fine particles – sand equivalent test
  • Determination of distinguishable particles in stone aggregates
  • Determination of bulk density and porosity of freely deposited stone aggregate
  • Dynamic penetration measuring
  • Classification of soils in accordance with the standard ČSN 73 1001, 72 1002 based on index tests