Dimension stone testing and evaluation

Make the most of your dimension stone resource. Comprehensive testing and evaluation of all dimension stones provides data to determine the suitability of the stone for proposed uses.

We are the only NATA-accredited laboratory in Australia that is dedicated to the testing and evaluation of dimension stone. Test programs can be compiled from a wide range of tests conforming to ASTM, European and Australian standard procedures.

Tests include:
Water Absorption – ASTM C97M-09
Bulk Specific Gravity – ASTM C97M-09
Compressive Strength – C170M-09
Flexural Strength – ASTM C880M-09
Modulus of Rupture – ASTM C99M-09
Resistance to Salt Attack – AS/NZS 4456.10-2003
Resistance to Acid Attack
Freeze – Thaw Resistance – ISO 10545-12:1995
Abrasion Resistance – ASTM C1353-09
Dimensional Stability
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

For more tests see Summary of Our Capabilities.

Quality Control Programs

Quality assurance testing by statistical sampling can be carried out to assist in the continuous production of a quality product at the quarry and factory level. Stone Initiatives is committed to providing a testing and consulting service that is an asset for the dimension stone industry from “the ground up.” We provide a NATA-accredited one-stop testing and consulting service – from the development of the dimension stone resource to the utilisation of the stone at the project level and beyond.