Research & Development


Cemstone has the ready mix industry’s most comprehensive concrete materials research facility and certified testing lab in the upper Midwest. Cemstone’s lab is accredited by the Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL) and AASHTO Material Reference Laboratory (AMRL)  for concrete, aggregates and cement to ensure our products’ accuracy and quality.

On-going testing is used to determine aggregate composition, freeze-thaw durability, placability, alkali-carbonate reaction and more.  All of this diligence ensures products and mixture proportioning that meets each customer’s specifications.

Cemstone Research & Development is constantly looking to improve performance and to help its customers by testing new products and proprietary high performance concrete, such as T-25, Cemstone’s family of self-consolidating concrete. In addition, Cemstone conducts extensive forensic, petrographic and in-field examinations to verify the quality of our concrete and aggregates.