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IOWA DOT INSPECTION COSTS

 

Function Description

No. of Tests

in 2018

2022

Cost Per Test

 

 

 

Aggregate

853 Certified Aggregate

4,287

186.73

856 Freeze - Thaw Tests

1,149

130.91

857 Abrasion Test

1,324

75.43

858 Coarse Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

1,254

42.75

859 Fine Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

689

82.28

860 Sieve Analysis & Plasticity Index

1,442

98.47

861 Deleterious Material Determination

1,896

10.74

862 AC Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

43

372.88

863 Aggregate Miscellaneous

140

211.80

 

 

 

Asphalt Materials

841 Materials Lab QMA

26

314.85

865 AC Binder Analysis Complete

154

328.68

866 DSR or Penetration or Viscosity

273

108.01

867 Liquid Asphalt Complete Analysis

18

862.44

868 Liquid Asphalt Partial Analysis

59

143.24

870 Asphalt Type Joint

75

292.06

872 Asphalt Mix Lab Density

1,270

108.81

873 Asphalt Mix Max. Density

1,382

81.80

874 Asphalt Mix Extraction & Gradation

117

1200.13

876 Asphalt Mix Special

0

7079.36

877 Asphalt Mix Design

14

3145.09

878 Asphalt Plant Calibration & Inspection

31

1,367.08

879 Ignition Oven

103

139.62

 

Cement

882 Physical Cement Test

361

351.24

883 Fine Aggregate Mortar Strength

0

300.00

884 Lime - Fly Ash Physical Test

116

395.03

885 Miscellaneous

17

252.43

 

Chemical

887 Concrete - Soil Chloride Determination

1

333.96

890 Lime - Fly Ash

62

299.60

891 Portland Cement

39

304.35

892 Calcium & Sodium Chloride & Deicers

53

362.71

893 Aggregate Aluminum Oxide

1,297

106.69

894 Concrete Admixtures

158

70.92

895 Air Entraining Admixture

102

109.12

 

 

 

Concrete

840 Flowable Mortar

0

150

900 Coring, Strength & Air

186

203.69

901 Concrete Admixture Physical Test

6

326.16

902 Concrete Durability

0

1447.38

903 Concrete Coring

422

192.39

904 Precast Bridge Beams

974

97.83

905 Precast Piling

86

59.08

906 Miscellaneous Precast Units

26

239.34

907 Concrete & Clay Pipe

4

741.13

908 Concrete Coating & Seal

0

61.06

909 Concrete Miscellaneous

0

823.34

910 Concrete Plant Calibration - Inspection

172

467.68

 

 

 

Field Testing

898 Asbestos S & T

0

101.54

922 Nuclear Test Materials & Construction

40

436.67

923 Profile Measurement (Bridge Decks)

21

806.6

 

 

 

Lighting & Signal

930 Lighting Materials

169

151.86

931 Standard Light Poles

20

15.57

932 Tower Light Poles

6

63.23

 

 

 

Metals

934 Calibration of Tension & Compression Testers

0

153.55

936 Physical Test Structural Steel- Aluminum

0

2614.37

937 Reinforcing Steel

304

339.44

938 Prestress Cables

137

407.19

939 Casting

0

42.34

940 Guardrail Cable, Rails & ACC

2

1121.89

941 Calibration of Beam Breakers

0

80.90

942 Fence Material

0

779.69

943 Weld Tests Operator

0

214.74

945 Fasteners High Strength

602

132.25

946 Fasteners Miscellaneous

14

456.79

947 Steel & Aluminum Fabrication

23,631

59.31

951 Radiograph Exams

0

100

952 Miscellaneous Metals Testing

0

62.83

 

 

 

Pavement Evaluation

955 Pavement Ride Testing

813

40.59

956 Pavement Friction Testing

3,882

29.32

957 Pavement Deflection

1,453

105.87

959 Test Equipment Calibrations

20

1150.00

961 California Profilometer (Paving)

458

255.76

 

 

 

Physical Tests

968 Neoprene Bearing Pad

2

968.77

969 Neoprene Joint Seals

19

416.73

972 Curing Compounds Non-AC

56

639.40

 

 

 

Physico-Chemical

978 Paint & Ingredients

70

446.55

979 Protective Coating Tests

1,992

31.06

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

134.15

991 Proctor Tests

26

263.29

992 Mechanical Analysis

25

112.68

993 Triaxial - UU

0

863.38

994 Consolidation

7

291.53

995 Triaxial CU

19

216.58

996 Soil Cores

41

18.81