Brooks Construction Company firmly believes that our customers deserve the best — so we design and test our asphalt mixes to ensure that’s what they get. In our Quality Control lab, certified technicians conduct a battery of tests on materials, from raw aggregates to final job pavements, to verify composition and durability of the mixes we lay down. If our customers are not satisfied with the results, we adjust production until tests prove we built the job to specification.
For example, some customers require complex quality control testing, which may include pulling plate samples or testing density on-site. Trained personnel use AASHTO-approved methods and volumetric testing during production and lay-down to monitor our quality closely. We work in concert with our customer's testing labs to ensure that customers are getting the high quality product that they expect from Brooks Construction.
For over 20 years, our lab has been accredited as an AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL). In fact, we were the first contractor in Indiana to receive such accreditation – about the same time as INDOT! To maintain this status, we are inspected onsite annually for proficiency and process, as well as participate in regular round robin proficiency sample testing.
In addition to quality control, our lab also designs mixes for our customers so that they receive a pavement that best suits their needs. Being familiar with materials like slag, RAP, shingles, innovative materials, and the wide variety of aggregates native to northeast Indiana, our technicians have the expertise and experience to develop a high quality mix design for any project.
Brooks Construction has been a true partner to Indiana Wesleyan University over the years. Brooks consistently demonstrates the ability to deliver a quality product on time and on budget. Their field crews understand the culture of IWU and are amazing in how they interact with the campus community. Brooks has shown IWU that they value our mission and us as a long term customer.