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ACS provide a seamless all-in-one service for Geotechnical and Chemical laboratory testing, Site Investigation, Geotechnical, Contaminated Land and waste assessment. All covered by our professional indemnity insurance. Our mission at ACS is to deliver high quality testing of construction materials and chemical substances that are harmful to health, property and our environment. All the while offering a first-class professional service tailored to our client’s requirements.

Situated on the south coast of England, ACS was formed in 1987 to provide a quality construction material testing and consultancy business. Over the past 35 years ACS has grown to include UKAS Accredited laboratories for both physical and chemical properties. Whilst aimed at the Construction and Environmental industry, our laboratories provide testing for most sector requirements.

ACS has capability in analysis of:

  • white tick icon Primary and Secondary Aggregates
  • white tick icon Stone
  • white tick icon Concrete and Mortar
  • white tick icon Soils
  • white tick icon Modified and Stabilised Soils
  • white tick icon Bituminous
  • white tick icon Polymer Stabilised Materials
  • white tick icon Leachate and Water

ACS offer these services from their main laboratories in Poole, Dorset and through our many satellite laboratories both in the UK and abroad.

ACS Services

Please see below for a list of the services provided by ACS:

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Geo-Environmental Consultancy

The ACS Geo-Environmental Consultancy Department has been operating as part of ACS for over 10 years.

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On-Site Testing Services

ACS offers a comprehensive range of professional on-site testing, all carried out by our fully trained site technicians.

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Aggregates and Soils Testing

From our main laboratory in Poole, Dorset, ACS provide quality testing and material consultancy for the construction and civil engineering industry.

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Bituminous Testing

ACS carries out testing on new bituminous binder material and testing on hardened material for physical and chemical properties. Circa pre 1980’s Tar (Carcinogenic effects) was also used as a binder, ACS staff can sample and test materials to assess if Tar was used.

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Concrete Testing

Concrete was the first service to be offered by ACS back in 1987. Since then, we have increased our scope to cover a wide range of UKAS Accredited testing methods on fresh and hardened concrete.

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Mortar and Screed Testing

ACS can sample and test new and hardened mortar. Hardened mortar for mix proportions and constituents, new mortar for compressive and flexural strength.

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Contamination and WAC Testing

At ACS we offer an efficient and reliable chemical analysis service for waste soils and construction materials using various test solids and leaching procedures specified by the Environment Agency.

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Chemical Testing

The ACS chemical laboratory was established in 2007. It complements the physical materials testing service provided by ACS by offering a range of chemical analytical services.

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Leachate and Water Analysis

Our purpose-built analytical laboratory enables ACS to provide a comprehensive sampling, monitoring and analysis service on a wide range of leachate and water samples.

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Natural Stone Testing

Our newly refurbished stone testing laboratory has given us the opportunity to expand our testing scope. In addition, we have increased production and improved on our turnaround of samples.

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Site Laboratory Services

Over the last 35 years, ACS have supplied custom fitted site laboratories with technicians to many construction sites and projects worldwide.