Helpa™ Soil & AggregateTesting

 Australian Standards

  • Aggregate Crushing Value
  • Apparent Particle Density
  • Assignment of Maximum Dry density & optimum Moisture Content Values
  • Atterberg Limits & Linear Shrinkage - Casagrande Method and Penetrometer Method
  • Average least Dimension of Aggregate
  • Bulk Density & Water Absorption
  • California Bearing Ratio - Dynamic Cone (DCP) Method
  • California Bearing Ratio – Estimate
  • California Bearing Ratio - Multi Point Method, remoulded specimen
  • California Bearing Ratio - remoulded specimen
  • Cement Content & Calibration Graph
  • Clay & Fine Silt (Settling Method)
  • Crushed Particles
  • Degradation Factor - Source Rock
  • Degree of Aggregate Precoating
  • Degree of saturation
  • Density Index for a Cohesionless Material
  • Determination of the pH of a Soil
  • Dry Density/Moisture Content Relationship (MDR) Standard & Modified Methods
  • Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Test - 9kg
  • Emerson Class Number
  • Field Density Ratio of a Soil (Includes Sand Replacement & Nuclear Gauge methods)
  • Flakiness Index
  • Fractured Faces
  • Friable Particles, Weak Particles
  • Hilf Density Ratio & Hilf Moisture Variation (rapid method)
  • Hydrometer
  • Los Angeles Value
  • Material Finer than 2um in Aggregates by washing
  • Material Finer than 75um in Aggregates by washing
  • Minimum and Maximum Dry Density of a Cohesionless Material
  • Moisture Content Tests
  • Organic Impurities Other than Sugar
  • Particle Shape by Proportional Calliper
  • Particle Size Distribution of a Soil (Includes Specification Editor and Sieve Set Editor)
  • Resistance to Stripping
  • Shrink Swell Index
  • Sodium Sulphate Soundness
  • Unconfined Compressive Strength
  • Unit Mass
  • Wet/Dry Strength Variation


USA Standards (ASTM & AASHTO)

  • Water Content Tests
  • Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit & Plasticity Index
  • Determination of pH of a soil
  • Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Sand-Cone & Nuclear Methods (Shallow Depth)
  • Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Standard & Modified Method
  • Aggregate Durability Index
  • Amount of Material in Soil Finer than the No.200 (75-um) Sieve
  • Amount of Materials in Soils Finer than the No.200 (75um) Sieve
  • Bulk Density ('Unit Weight') & Voids in Aggregate
  • Bulk Density ('Unit Weight') & Voids in Aggregate
  • CBR (California Bearing Ratio) of Laboratory-Compacted Soils
  • Clay Lumps & Friable Particles in Aggregates
  • Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Fine & Coarse Aggregate
  • Determination of pH of a Soil
  • Determining Cement Content of Fresh Soil Cement (Heat of Neutralization Method)
  • Determining Dispersive Characteristics of Clayey Soils by the Crumb Test
  • Determining the Percentage of the Fractured Particles in Coarse Aggregate
  • Flat Particles, Elongated Particles or Flat & Elongated Particles in Coarse Aggregate
  • Material finer than 2um in Aggregates by washing
  • Maximum Index Density and Unit Weight of Soils Using a Vibratory Table
  • Minimum Index Density & Unit Weight of Soils & Calculation of Relative Density
  • Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregates for Concrete
  • Particle Size Distribution (Gradation) of Soils using Sieve Analysis
  • Resistance to Degradation of Small & Large Aggregate - Los Angeles Machine
  • Sand Equivalent Value of Soils & Fine Aggregate
  • Soundness of Aggregates by Use of Sodium Sulfate or Magnesium Sulfate
  • Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cohesive Soil
  • Use of the Dynamic Cone Penetrometer in Shallow Pavement Applications

Many other methods are currently under development, please contact us if you have any further enquiries.


British Standards

Currently under development, please contact us if you have any further enquiries.


Business Enhancement Tools

Particle Size Analysis - Mix Design Tool
Predicts outcome of mixing Grading Samples. Provides Report showing numerical values & graph of mix design. Shows selected grading envelope. 

Custom Particle Size Analysis
Allows customisation to suit any sieve size.

Lot Reporting
Reports Field Densities as Lot Reports: includes Characteristic Value, Degree of Saturation etc.

Summaries Module
Places test results into an easy to read summary with statistical analysis of results and graphical presentation.

Bore Logging Module
Presents Bore and Test Pit logs as a professional report. Imports & presents Test results including DCP results.

Project Accounts Module
This is an integrated system which keeps track of all testing and non test related items including technician’s time, travel, external testing etc. A project account summary for any chosen billing period can be produced.

Diary & Job Board
This feature allows daily jobs to be booked into the Helpa™ system. You can allocate technicians to the project and record time in/out details. Tracks job status, underway, completed, not started etc. Technicians will know where and when they have to be at the glance of the electronic Job Board. 

Request for Testing (RFT)
This new feature allows the selection of testing by your Engineering Department; keeps track of the cost of tests selected for budget considerations. Sends a testing request through to the laboratory where laboratory numbers are automatically allocated. 

Random Number Generator
Generates random numbers for Lot Testing based on the number of tests required and the dimensions of the Lot. Produces a report plan with randomly selected test locations shown.

Productivity Assessment
This powerful management tool allows you instant access to:

  • Laboratory Technicians monthly productivity summary
  • Income summary for individual clients and technicians
  • End of Month Income Report
  • Work in Progress Report