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IOWA DOT INSPECTION COSTS

 

Function Description

No. of Tests

in 2012

 

2013

Avg. Cost

Per Test

Aggregate

853

Certified Aggregate

6,097

149.26

856

Freeze - Thaw Tests

1,221

78.33

857

Abrasion Test

2,050

48.78

858

Coarse Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

1,846

25.66

859

Fine Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

608

47.51

860

Sieve Analysis & Plasticity Index

1,502

140.81

861

Deleterious Material Determination

2,346

8.16

862

AC Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

383

177.95

863

Aggregate Miscellaneous

460

130.59

 

Asphalt Materials

841

Materials Lab QMA

199

262.70

865

AC Binder Analysis Complete

232

218.39

866

DSR or Penetration or Viscosity

463

85.27

867

Liquid Asphalt Complete Analysis

16

312.81

868

Liquid Asphalt Partial Analysis

145

88.27

870

Asphalt Type Joint

57

163.02

872

Asphalt Mix Lab Density

1,809

71.29

873

Asphalt Mix Max. Density

1,639

54.05

874

Asphalt Mix Extraction & Gradation

312

864.77

876

Asphalt Mix Special

104

1,431.22

877

Asphalt Mix Design

14

1,381.34

878

Asphalt Plant Calibration & Inspection

61

1,134.52

879

Ignition Oven

380

68.51

 

Cement

882

Physical Cement Test

332

276.71

883

Fine Aggregate Mortar Strength

83

102.36

884

Lime - Fly Ash Physical Test

99

193.85

885

Miscellaneous

23

317.97

 

Chemical

887

Concrete - Soil Chloride Determination

0

37.07

890

Lime - Fly Ash

316

91.95

891

Portland Cement

473

511.51

892

Calcium & Sodium Chloride & Deicers

106

420.18

893

Aggregate Aluminum Oxide

1,843

63.16

894

Concrete Admixtures

1,137

67.55

895

Air Entraining Admixture

367

79.67

 

Concrete

840

Flowable Mortar

0

111.86

900

Coring, Strength & Air

102

57.01

901

Concrete Admixture Physical Test

88

15.78

902

Concrete Durability

3

5,900.55

903

Concrete Coring

263

159.00

904

Precast Bridge Beams

521

166.80

905

Precast Piling

24

42.00

906

Miscellaneous Precast Units

1,186

227.94

907

Concrete & Clay Pipe

121

168.41

908

Concrete Coating & Seal

0

373.92

909

Concrete Miscellaneous

283

747.22

910

Concrete Plant Calibration - Inspection

319

331.75

 

Field Testing

898

Asbestos S & T

858

52.24

922

Nuclear Test Materials & Construction

23

172.55

923

Profile Measurement (Bridge Decks)

47

1,209.00

 

Lighting & Signal

930

Lighting Materials

115

306.44

931

Standard Light Poles

21

25.76

932

Tower Light Poles

0

24.96

 

Metals

934

Calibration of Tension & Compression Testers

20

349.26

936

Physical Test Structural Steel- Aluminum

8

634.52

937

Reinforcing Steel

226

253.64

938

Prestress Cables

123

221.71

939

Casting

104

726.64

940

Guardrail Cable, Rails & ACC

6

347.95

941

Calibration of Beam Breakers

10

259.77

942

Fence Material

0

367.05

943

Weld Tests Operator

146

215.12

945

Fasteners High Strength

746

44.51

946

Fasteners Miscellaneous

554

36.14

947

Steel & Aluminum Fabrication

6,520

114.78

951

Radiograph Exams

521

6.15

952

Miscellaneous Metals Testing

89

80.01

 

Pavement Evaluation

955

Pavement Ride Testing

4,943

97.81

956

Pavement Friction Testing

2,525

51.29

957

Pavement Deflection

2,166

94.16

959

Test Equipment Calibrations

0

0.00

961

California Profilometer (Paving)

711

402.86

 

Physical Tests

968

Neoprene Bearing Pad

2

1,367.38

969

Neoprene Joint Seals

4

165.13

972

Curing Compounds Non-AC

86

599.57

973

Miscellaneous Physical Tests

590

94.24

 

Physico-Chemical

978

Paint & Ingredients

139

170.77

979

Protective Coating Tests

457

19.80

980

Mixing Water

124

68.91

982

Preform & Form Joint Filler

0

0.00

983

Carbon Analysis of Soil

180

17.99

985

Fabrics

0

0.00

            

Soils

990

Plasticity Index

1,759

39.58

991

Proctor Tests

668

39.41

992

Mechanical Analysis

1,759

10.94

993

Triaxial - UU

447

89.78

994

Consolidation

269

83.44

995

Triaxial CU

360

86.07

996

Soil Cores

708

9.42