Leaders in Petrographic Analysis


When concrete mix designs and other building materials need an independent opinion, AET's Petrography Group can analyze materials produced or used for construction, transportation systems or product development.

We offer nationally recognized expertise in materials used for airfields, roadways, foundations and structures for commercial, industrial, agriculture or government use. Our certified, independent asphalt, cement and chemistry labs can also test and validate pavement materials and a variety of admixture and chemical products. You will receive a detailed report along with practical recommendations for solving a problem or construction challenge.

Our expertise allows us to identify the cause(s) of a wide range of problems you may experience, including but not limited to:

  • Alkali-carbonate reaction (ACR)
  • Alkali-silica reaction (ASR) Cracking
  • Delamination
  • Fire damage
  • Low Strength
  • Popouts
  • Scaling or spalling

AET can also provide experienced forensic analysis of the following materials:

  • Aggregate
  • Block
  • Brick
  • Cement
  • Concrete
  • Fiberglass
  • Grout
  • Mortar (modern and historic)
  • Plaster
  • Pozzolans
  • Rock
  • Underlayments

Serving owners, general contractors, project managers, engineers and material suppliers and manufacturers, AET understands the importance of anticipating the goals and lifespan of materials, managing your risk and adhering to project deadlines.

Include our team to more accurately estimate construction projects or to answer specific questions about the quality of proposed or existing materials.

When you work with AET's Petrography Group, you also have access to the following services and engineering experts:

Asphalt Lab
Building Technology
Cement/Concrete Lab
Compliance & Permits
Construction Materials Evaluation
Construction Services
Nondestructive Testing
Subsurface Investigation & Cleanup