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Mountain Engineering and Testing Inc.
1537 G St.
Salida, CO 81201

Phone: (719) 539-2312

Mountain Engineering and Testing, Inc. Services

Mountain Engineering & Testing, Inc. provides complete geotechnical, geological, civil engineering, wetlands, laboratory, and construction materials testing services. See our Statement of Qualification.

Our specific services include:

Geotechnical and Civil Engineering

Mountain Engineering & Testing’s Geotechnical Engineering services are provided by licensed engineers and professional engineering geologists with over 20 years of experience with the local soils and geology. Our engineers have experience performing geotechnical investigations for commercial, residential, and municipal structures, as well as airports, reservoirs, pipelines, roadways, pavements, and bridges.
  • Geotechnical Engineering Studies
  • Drainage and Geological Hazards Studies
  • Pavement Design
  • Excavation observation
  • On-site Wastewater System Designs-OWTS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Wetlands Consulting

Mountain Engineering & Testing’s wetlands consultants perform services in accordance with the US Army Corps of Engineers Guidelines and are familiar with the Rocky Mountain Region wetlands vegetation, soils, and hydrologic indicators.

  • Wetlands delineation
  • Section 404 permitting
  • Wetlands mitigation planning and monitoring

Construction Materials Testing

Mountain Engineering & Testing’s field testing is performed by qualified technicians under the supervision of a registered professional engineer. Technicians are certified by ACI, CAPA, LabCAT, WAQTC, OSHA-40 Hour, Troxler and other appropriate agencies. Field testing is performed using ASTM, AASHTO, and other applicable specifications and guidelines.
  • Moisture/density testing on compacted soils and asphalt
  • Steel reinforced concrete observations
  • Concrete and Grout testing including: Slump, entrained air, temperature, unit weight, and casting cylinders
  • Asphalt placement observation and sampling
  • Masonry observation

Laboratory Analysis

Mountain Engineering & Testing’s in-house laboratories are equipped to test soils, aggregates, concrete, and asphalt. All laboratory testing is conducted in accordance with quality control guidelines of ASTM, AASHTO and other recognized standard test procedures.

  • Soils tests include: Standard and modified proctor, gradation, atterberg limits, hydrometer/dispersivity, swell/consolidation, soluble sulfates, moisture content, relative density, and specific gravity
  • Compressive strength testing for concrete, grout, and mortar
  • Fine and Course aggregate specific gravity
  • Asphalt tests include: Asphalt content using chemical extraction, gradation, RICE, and nuclear pan calibration.
  • Asphalt, concrete, and masonry coring



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