Accredited tests

The Magnel-Vandepitte Laboratory is certified according to EN ISO 17025 - accreditation certificates BELAC no 220-TEST. BELAC

  • Compressive strength of concrete cubes, cylinders and cores and of clay and concrete masonry bricks
  • Splitting tensile strength of concrete paving stones
  • Dry density of clay and concrete masonry bricks
  • Water absorption by immersion of concrete cubes, clay and concrete masonry bricks, concrete tiles, paving bricks and concrete cores
  • Capillary water absorption of clay and concrete masonry bricks
  • Vacuum water absorption of clay masonry bricks
  • Moisture movement of aggregate concrete and manufactured stone masonry units (shrinkage and swelling of clay and concrete masonry bricks)
  • Frost resistance of concrete and of clay facing bricks
  • Wear resistance (Capon) of paving materials, concrete cores and tiles
  • Resistance to freezing and thawing in combination with de-icing salts of paving materials
  • Cement: flexural strength, compressive strength
  • Steel reinforcement: tensile strength, height of the ribs
  • Elastomeric bearings: compression modulus, shear modulus, shear bond strength
  • Products and systems to protect and repair concrete structures: density, stiffening time, evenness, flexural strength, compressive strength, tensile bond strength

For more details about these tests (standard, measuring range, etc.) we refer to the pdf-file (in Dutch).


Mechanical tests: three-point bending test – compressive strength test – splitting tensile strength test


Tests on repair products: tensile bond strength - evenness


Elastomeric bearings: shear modulus


Freeze-thaw resistance in combination with de-icing salts

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Dutch version