Phone043 555 7000

We are a Civil Engineering
Materials & Geotechnical Testing Laboratory

We offer a variety of tests on soils and gravels...
We have a range of concrete tests which are conducted in our laboratory...
We conduct aggregate testing to assist our customers with concrete aggregate quality assessments...
About

Strata Lab is a civil engineering Materials & Geotechnical Testing Laboratory located in East London. Accredited nationally and internationally, with a skilled team of well trained and competent staff, we are able to perform a wide range of tests from Soils & Gravels, Concrete & Precast Products, Hard Rock aggregate to Geotechnical Investigations.

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VISION

Remain an independent laboratory which operates profitably and efficiently. Create lasting partnerships with suppliers, providing value-added products and services to customers. Become the leading service provider in our field and invest in new technologies.

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MISSION

Communicate with customers.
Understand and meet customer needs.
Provide accurate, timeous test results consistently.
Continuous improvement.


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CORE VALUES

Respect for cultural and political differences, individual dignity and the environment, as well as...
Excellence, Dilgence, Integrity,
Honesty and Loyalty.




Strata Lab logo evolution icon png OUR BRAND EVOLUTION

Strata Lab was founded in 2010 to serve primarily as a concrete testing laboratory for the quality control of the ready-mix concrete industry. Over the years, the business has diversified tremendously and now operates as an accredited civil engineering materials laboratory focusing on concrete, soils and aggregate. Strata Lab offers a wide array of services and has expanded into the geotechnical investigation arena with its skilled technicians heading up regular geotechnical investigations on a variety of projects.

Strata Lab has a rich brand heritage dating back to the 1980's when the founder, Mr Elwyn Hoft was a well-known figure in the South African National Superbike Championship. Strata Lab's bold green colour is a mark of the team he raced for during that period.


The logo used between 2010 and 2018 was derived as a summary of the key elements of Strata Lab's testing. Namely, Nuclear density Testing, Concrete and road materials.


In 2019, Strata Lab underwent a rebranding and now boasts a new, modern, simple logo which highlights varies layers of "strata" as well as the profile of a concrete cube, incorporates the "S" for Strata Lab and inherently displays a road indicative of road material testing.

BBBEE

In line with South African Government policies, Strata Lab is now BBBEE Level 2.

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Accredited Confidence

We are committed to meeting customer requirements, thereby ensuring confidence: in our services and engendering long term business relationships. Strata Lab is ISO 17025:2005 SANAS accredited and all testing is complient to the South African National Standards (SANS) test method (where applicable) and conforms to an established ISO 17025:2005 quality system, thereby ensuring accuracy of our testing proceedures.

Strata Lab is a member of the National Laboratory Association (NLA) and participates in a national proficiency testing program. We also employ an SACNASP registered (Pr. Sci. Nat) Geologist who specialises in Petrographic Analysis of hard rock, as well as managing Geotechnical Field investigations.

Strata Lab is affiliated with the NHBRC and can take care of your NHBRC building compliance requirements by providing sound foundation design information and completing form EF001.


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ACCREDITATION
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Laboratory Services
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Soils & Gravels

We offer a variety of tests on soils and gravels. Our aim is to provide accurate test results, for engineers and contractors, to determine the characteristics and quality of construction materials, before, during and after construction. Our range of tests include on-site testing as well as those carried out in our well equipped laboratory by competent staff.

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Concrete & Precast Products

There are a range of concrete tests conducted in our laboratory. On-site services such as making test cubes and coring concrete can be arranged for sampling and testing. We offer a spectrum of compressive strength tests on concrete cubes and precast concrete products. Concrete mix designs and mix verification can also be performed.

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Hard Rock Aggregate

Strata Lab conducts aggregate testing that assists customers to assess the characteristics and quality of aggregates for use in concrete, building/construction and/or asphalt mixes. Tests are conducted by competent staff in a well equipped environment and on-site services can be arranged for any additional testing and/or sampling.

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Geotechnical Investigations

Strata Lab has identified the need for geotechnical site investigations as an area to expand into. With skilled professionals and years of experience in the industry, we aim to assist our customers with the following services: Borrow Pit Investigations, Water Pipeline and Reservoir/Pump Investigations, New Road and Road Rehabilitation Investigations, Structural Development Investigations, Township/School Sanitation Investigations and Hard Rock Quarry Analysis.

Regular Laboratory Testing:

All tests are performed in accordance with the relevant South African National Standards (SANS) test method (where applicable).

  • Maximum Dry Density & Optimum Moisture Content (MDD)
  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR)
  • Atterberg Limits (Constants)
  • Unconfined Compressive Strenth (UCS) & Indirect Tensile Strength (ITS) of stabilized material
  • Sieve Analysis & Soil Mortar Analysis
  • Aggregate Crushing Value (ACV)
  • Flakiness Index
  • Bulk & Relative Densities
  • Making & Curing Concrete Cubes
  • Compressive Strength of Concrete Cubes, Cores, Bricks, Blocks & Pavers
  • Tensile Splitting Strength of Concrete Paving Blocks
  • Concrete Mix Designs & Verifications

Specialised Laboratory Testing:

  • Hard Rock Petrographic Analysis
  • Concrete durability testing
  • Rock Core/Borehole logging
  • Soil Shear Box testing
  • Consolidation Collapse Potential testing
  • Triaxial soil testing

On-site & Field Services:

  • Nuclear Density & Moisture Content Determination
  • Material Sampling
  • Test Pit Profiling
  • Dynamic Cone Penetrometer
  • Concrete Coring

If you have any other testing requirements, please contact us and we'll gladly assist.

The Team

Strata Lab consists of a multi-faceted team of well trained and highly competent staff. From Management and Administration to Laboratory and Field Techniciians we are committed to meeting all customer requirements.

MEET THE TEAM
Client Portfolio
Bosch Projects Geotechnical Investigations
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Geotechnical Investigations.
CBM Africa Geotechnical Investigations, Concrete Mix Designs & Concrete Durability Testing
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Geotechnical Investigations, Concrete Mix Designs & Concrete Durability Testing.
Casgal Construction Concrete Testing & Nuclear Gauge Compaction Densities
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Concrete Testing & Nuclear Gauge Compaction Densities.
Budpol Construction Concrete Testing & Nuclear Gauge Compaction Densities
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Concrete Testing & Nuclear Gauge Compaction Densities.
Cementile Precast Concrete Testing
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Precast Concrete Testing.
Civil and General Contractors Soils & Aggregate Testing

CIVIL & GENERAL CONTRACTORS


Soils & Aggregate Testing.
Dekon Projects Concrete Testing
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Concrete Testing.
Dewing Construction Nuclear Gauge Compaction Densities & Soils Testing
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Nuclear Gauge Compaction Densities & Soils Testing.
Independent Group Concrete Testing, Soils & Aggregate Testing
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Concrete Testing, Soils & Aggregate Testing.
Inyati Construction Nuclear Gauge Compaction Densities

INYATI CONSTRUCTION


Nuclear Gauge Compaction Densities.
Khuko Consulting Soils Testing

KHUKO CONSULTING


Soils Testing.
Khulanathi Construction Concrete Testing & Nuclear Gauge Compaction Densities
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Concrete Testing & Nuclear Gauge Compaction Densities.
Mamlambo Construction Nuclear Gauge Compaction Densities, Concrete Testing, Concrete Mix Designs, Soils & Aggregate Testing
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Nuclear Gauge Compaction Densities, Concrete Testing, Concrete Mix Designs, Soils & Aggregate Testing.
Progress Blocks Precast Concrete Testing

PROGRESS BLOCKS


Precast Concrete Testing.
Rand Civils Concrete Testing, Nuclear Gauge Compaction Densities, Soil & Aggregate Testing
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Concrete Testing, Nuclear Gauge Compaction Densities, Soil & Aggregate Testing.
SL Contractors Concrete Testing, Concrete Mix Designs, Nuclear Gauge Compaction Densities, Soil & Aggregate Testing
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Concrete Testing, Concrete Mix Designs, Nuclear Gauge Compaction Densities, Soil & Aggregate Testing.
Stefanutti Stocks Concrete Testing, Concrete Mix Designs, Nuclear Gauge Compaction Densities, Soil & Aggregate Testing
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Concrete Testing, Concrete Mix Designs, Nuclear Gauge Compaction Densities, Soil & Aggregate Testing.
Terra Force Precast Concrete Testing
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Precast Concrete Testing.
Umso Construction Soils Testing
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Soils Testing.
Testimonials
Contact Details
+27 (43) 555 7000
+27 (86) 540 9679



Address
PO Box 1765, East London, 5205
13 Bert Kipling Place,Wilsonia, East London, 5247