***GENERAL REWRITE PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.***

 

IOWA DOT INSPECTION COSTS

 

Function Description

No. of Tests

in 2016

2017 Avg.

Cost Per Test

 

 

 

Aggregate

853 Certified Aggregate

4,862

161.96

856 Freeze - Thaw Tests

1,085

105.45

857 Abrasion Test

1,753

67.58

858 Coarse Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

1,363

34.35

859 Fine Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

518

66.36

860 Sieve Analysis & Plasticity Index

1,755

99.56

861 Deleterious Material Determination

2,089

10.29

862 AC Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

81

294.87

863 Aggregate Miscellaneous

108

181.81

 

 

 

Asphalt Materials

841 Materials Lab QMA

144

234.37

865 AC Binder Analysis Complete

146

223.65

866 DSR or Penetration or Viscosity

424

95.55

867 Liquid Asphalt Complete Analysis

15

659.74

868 Liquid Asphalt Partial Analysis

139

87.02

870 Asphalt Type Joint

45

232.07

872 Asphalt Mix Lab Density

1,433

92.72

873 Asphalt Mix Max. Density

1,384

72.49

874 Asphalt Mix Extraction & Gradation

35

1,060.41

876 Asphalt Mix Special

2

3,681.66

877 Asphalt Mix Design

47

1,477.82

878 Asphalt Plant Calibration & Inspection

47

1,676.19

879 Ignition Oven

125

98.49

 

Cement

882 Physical Cement Test

353

359.85

883 Fine Aggregate Mortar Strength

0

26.34

884 Lime - Fly Ash Physical Test

116

301.89

885 Miscellaneous

26

185.06

 

Chemical

887 Concrete - Soil Chloride Determination

25

121.78

890 Lime - Fly Ash

59

219.57

891 Portland Cement

50

218.31

892 Calcium & Sodium Chloride & Deicers

30

361.00

893 Aggregate Aluminum Oxide

1,328

88.80

894 Concrete Admixtures

141

86.73

895 Air Entraining Admixture

61

104.73

 

 

 

Concrete

840 Flowable Mortar

0

0

900 Coring, Strength & Air

199

229.11

901 Concrete Admixture Physical Test

33

36.65

902 Concrete Durability

0

1,378.46

903 Concrete Coring

539

169.29

904 Precast Bridge Beams

530

103.95

905 Precast Piling

81

50.21

906 Miscellaneous Precast Units

12

227.94

907 Concrete & Clay Pipe

90

115.56

908 Concrete Coating & Seal

0

114.63

909 Concrete Miscellaneous

2

784.13

910 Concrete Plant Calibration - Inspection

264

310.10

 

 

 

Field Testing

898 Asbestos S & T

61

114.03

922 Nuclear Test Materials & Construction

7

562.78

923 Profile Measurement (Bridge Decks)

41

748.22

 

 

 

Lighting & Signal

930 Lighting Materials

151

270.54

931 Standard Light Poles

112

6.76

932 Tower Light Poles

30

65.87

 

 

 

Metals

934 Calibration of Tension & Compression Testers

3

411.13

936 Physical Test Structural Steel- Aluminum

2

3,268.53

937 Reinforcing Steel

179

261.80

938 Prestress Cables

16

504.06

939 Casting

0

290.90

940 Guardrail Cable, Rails & ACC

6

386.27

941 Calibration of Beam Breakers

109

266.15

942 Fence Material

1

682.05

943 Weld Tests Operator

473

222.74

945 Fasteners High Strength

513

59.57

946 Fasteners Miscellaneous

345

47.24

947 Steel & Aluminum Fabrication

7,057

90.70

951 Radiograph Exams

758

356.56

952 Miscellaneous Metals Testing

64

97.86

 

 

 

Pavement Evaluation

955 Pavement Ride Testing

4,178

20.04

956 Pavement Friction Testing

7,857

25.62

957 Pavement Deflection

1,926

166.10

959 Test Equipment Calibrations

16

4,248.10

961 California Profilometer (Paving)

452

321.64

 

 

 

Physical Tests

968 Neoprene Bearing Pad

10

575.74

969 Neoprene Joint Seals

1

446.82

972 Curing Compounds Non-AC

58

651.53

 

 

 

Physico-Chemical

978 Paint & Ingredients

172

410.12

979 Protective Coating Tests

1,411

42.22

980 Mixing Water

0

18.70

982 Preform & Form Joint Filler

0

0.00

983 Carbon Analysis of Soil

0

12.78

985 Fabrics

0

0.00

 

Soils

990 Plasticity Index

113

58.96

991 Proctor Tests

57

121.69

992 Mechanical Analysis

114

23.04

993 Triaxial - UU

77

833.22

994 Consolidation

36

158.29

995 Triaxial CU

111

303.68

996 Soil Cores

0

22.53