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IOWA DOT INSPECTION COSTS

 

Function Description

No. of Tests

in 2018

2019 Avg.

Cost Per Test

 

 

 

Aggregate

853 Certified Aggregate

4,287

177.84

856 Freeze - Thaw Tests

1,149

124.68

857 Abrasion Test

1,324

71.84

858 Coarse Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

1,254

40.71

859 Fine Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

689

76.46

860 Sieve Analysis & Plasticity Index

1,442

93.78

861 Deleterious Material Determination

1,896

10.23

862 AC Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

43

355.12

863 Aggregate Miscellaneous

140

201.71

 

 

 

Asphalt Materials

841 Materials Lab QMA

26

299.86

865 AC Binder Analysis Complete

154

313.03

866 DSR or Penetration or Viscosity

273

102.87

867 Liquid Asphalt Complete Analysis

18

821.37

868 Liquid Asphalt Partial Analysis

59

136.42

870 Asphalt Type Joint

75

278.15

872 Asphalt Mix Lab Density

1,270

103.63

873 Asphalt Mix Max. Density

1,382

77.90

874 Asphalt Mix Extraction & Gradation

117

1,142.98

876 Asphalt Mix Special

0

6,742.25

877 Asphalt Mix Design

14

2,995.32

878 Asphalt Plant Calibration & Inspection

31

1,301.98

879 Ignition Oven

103

132.97

 

Cement

882 Physical Cement Test

361

334.51

883 Fine Aggregate Mortar Strength

0

0.00

884 Lime - Fly Ash Physical Test

116

376.22

885 Miscellaneous

17

240.41

 

Chemical

887 Concrete - Soil Chloride Determination

1

318.06

890 Lime - Fly Ash

62

285.33

891 Portland Cement

39

289.86

892 Calcium & Sodium Chloride & Deicers

53

345.44

893 Aggregate Aluminum Oxide

1,297

101.61

894 Concrete Admixtures

158

67.54

895 Air Entraining Admixture

102

103.92

 

 

 

Concrete

840 Flowable Mortar

0

0.00

900 Coring, Strength & Air

186

193.99

901 Concrete Admixture Physical Test

6

310.63

902 Concrete Durability

0

1,378.46

903 Concrete Coring

422

183.23

904 Precast Bridge Beams

974

93.17

905 Precast Piling

86

56.27

906 Miscellaneous Precast Units

26

227.94

907 Concrete & Clay Pipe

4

705.84

908 Concrete Coating & Seal

0

58.15

909 Concrete Miscellaneous

0

784.13

910 Concrete Plant Calibration - Inspection

172

445.41

 

 

 

Field Testing

898 Asbestos S & T

0

96.70

922 Nuclear Test Materials & Construction

40

415.88

923 Profile Measurement (Bridge Decks)

21

768.19

 

 

 

Lighting & Signal

930 Lighting Materials

169

144.63

931 Standard Light Poles

20

14.83

932 Tower Light Poles

6

60.22

 

 

 

Metals

934 Calibration of Tension & Compression Testers

0

146.24

936 Physical Test Structural Steel- Aluminum

0

2,489.88

937 Reinforcing Steel

304

323.28

938 Prestress Cables

137

387.80

939 Casting

0

40.32

940 Guardrail Cable, Rails & ACC

2

1,068.47

941 Calibration of Beam Breakers

0

77.05

942 Fence Material

0

742.56

943 Weld Tests Operator

0

204.51

945 Fasteners High Strength

602

125.95

946 Fasteners Miscellaneous

14

435.04

947 Steel & Aluminum Fabrication

23,631

56.49

951 Radiograph Exams

0

2.00

952 Miscellaneous Metals Testing

0

59.84

 

 

 

Pavement Evaluation

955 Pavement Ride Testing

813

38.66

956 Pavement Friction Testing

3,882

27.92

957 Pavement Deflection

1,453

100.83

959 Test Equipment Calibrations

20

1,095.24

961 California Profilometer (Paving)

458

243.58

 

 

 

Physical Tests

968 Neoprene Bearing Pad

2

922.64

969 Neoprene Joint Seals

19

396.89

972 Curing Compounds Non-AC

56

608.95

 

 

 

Physico-Chemical

978 Paint & Ingredients

70

425.29

979 Protective Coating Tests

1,992

29.58

980 Mixing Water

0

0.00

982 Preform & Form Joint Filler

0

0.00

983 Carbon Analysis of Soil

0

0.00

985 Fabrics

0

0.00

 

Soils

990 Plasticity Index

35

127.76

991 Proctor Tests

26

250.75

992 Mechanical Analysis

25

107.31

993 Triaxial - UU

0

822.27

994 Consolidation

7

277.65

995 Triaxial CU

19

206.27

996 Soil Cores

41

17.91