From Aggregate to Asphalt Performance Testing, AMS is capable of providing all of your aggregate and asphalt testing. AMS regularly partners with other AASHTO accredited laboratories so that we can ensure that our clients are provided with quality data for any job.
We provide in house testing for I-FIT, IDEAL and SCB testing. We also can provide low-temperature IDT, OT and DCT.
TSR testing of dense and open-graded mixtures along with the Boil test for determining the affinity of asphalt binder and aggregate.
The APA Jr. is capable of evaluating rutting, fatigue cracking and mositure sensitivity of asphalt in wet and dry conditions.
List of Available Services
L.A. Abrasion toughness and abrasion resistance of course aggregate particles
Fine and Course Aggregate Specific Gravity used for calculating VMA, VFA and absorption
Fine Aggregate Angularity particle shape for surface texture, compactability and deformation resistance
Course Aggregate Angularity particle shape for surface texture, compactability and deformation resistance
Magnesium and Sulfate Soundness aggregates's resistance to weathering in freeze-thaw cycles
Flat and Elongated particle shape for surface texture, compactability and deformation resistance
Sieve Analysis particle size distribution of stockpiles
Bulk Density unit weight and voids in aggregate
Micro Deval toughness and abrasion resistance of course aggregate particles
Sand Equivalency fine dust to clay proportions to determine asphalt-aggregate bonding
Superpave, Marshall and Vibratory Specimen fabrication of 4-inch, 6-inch circular specimens and beams
Bulk Specific Gravity determination by SSD and CoreLok
Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity rice value obtained by the bowl method
Asphalt Content and Gradation solvent extraction and ignition extraction, situation dependent
Permeability 4-inch and 6-inch lab permeability of cores and design specimens
British Pendulum determining Friction Index values
Draindown evaluating excess binder that potentially drains into truck beds
Hamburg Wheel Tracking moisture susceptibility and rutting resistance in wet conditions
Indirect Tensile Strength TSR and strength testing for determining moisture susceptibility
APA Permanent Deformation rutting susceptibility of asphalt mixtures, including high pressure for FAA requirements
Stability and Flow P401 and P403 mix requirements
I-DEAL, I-FIT and Semi-Circular Bend intermediate temperature cracking tests
Bond Strength performing bond testing of cores, and lab produced specimens for product evaluation