Testing Services

The Encorus Civil Materials team provides a wide variety of services to government agencies, architects, engineers, developers, and construction firms throughout Western New York. With over 50 years of experience, our NDE examiners bring a wealth of knowledge serving the oil & gas, nuclear, chemical, petrochemical, fabrications and food processing industries.


Department Contact

James Handzlik
Director of Civil Materials Testing and NDT
716.592.3980 ext 148
716.583.1204 (mobile)

Civil Materials Testing

The Encorus Group provides testing and inspection services for a wide variety of civil engineering disciplines such as concrete, soils, asphalt, structural steel and subsurface exploration. Our highly trained inspectors are certified by a wide range of standards set forth by the benchmark professional organizations of civil material testing. To meet the high standards required for client projects, our laboratory is accredited/inspected by the CCRL, AMRL, and US Army Corps of Engineers. The field and lab capabilities of the Encorus Group make it easy to customize services for a wide range of specific project requirements.

Laboratory Testing

  • Compressive Strength
  • Concrete Mix Design Verifications
  • Grain Size Analysis
  • Standard/Modified Proctors
  • Moisture Content
  • Atterberg Limits
  • Hydrometer Analysis
  • Permeability Testing
  • USCS Soils Classification
  • Masonry Block Testing
  • Asphalt Testing
  • Organic Content
Field Testing

  • Fresh Concrete Field Inspections
  • Floor Flatness
  • In-Place Density Testing
  • Fireproofing
  • Caisson / Pile Asphalt
  • Certified Welding Inspection (CWI)
  • Anchor Bolt & Rebar Proof Load Testing
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • ICC Special Inspections
  • Structural Steel Inspections
  • Asphalt / Concrete Coring
  • Bearing Grade Inspections
  • EIFS Inspections

Non-Destructive Examinations

The Encorus Group provides a full line of non-destructive testing services for our manufacturing and industrial clients. Our staff of inspectors are highly experienced, certified in accordance with ASNT SNT-TC-1A / CP-189 and focused on providing quality testing for our customers. Every job is planned, scheduled and executed with the requirements of the client at the forefront.


NDE Services include:

  • Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT)
  • Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
    • Wet Fluorescent
    • Dry Powder
  • Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
    • Shear Wave / Angle Beam
    • Straight Beam
    • B & C Scanning Corrosion Mapping
  • Ultrasonic Thickness Testing (UTT)
  • Phased Array Ultrasonics (PA)
  • Visual Inspection (VT)
    • Remote Visual Inspections
    • Certified Welding Inspectors
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI)
  • Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL)
  • NACE Coatings Thickness
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
  • Thermography

Environmental Testing

Encorus's Environmental staff is highly dedicated and brings over 40 years of combined professional geologic and environmental/engineering experience to your project. Our goal is to provide a cost-effective, direct and focused approach to solving your environmental problems. We achieve this by working directly with you to understand your site-specific needs and deliver high quality service, on-time and on-budget – that is the Encorus Group advantage.

Environmental testing includes:

  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessment/All Appropriate Inquiry (ASTM E1527)
  • Transaction Screen Report (ASTM E1528)
  • Risk Assessment and Record Search (Desktop review)
  • Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
  • Underground Storage Tank (UST) Investigation and Remediation
  • Soil, groundwater, and vapor sampling and subcontracted laboratory analyses
  • Geologic consulting
  • Subsurface Investigations (drill rig inspection for environmental and geotechnical projects)
  • Geophysical investigations (magnetometer, soil resistivity)
  •  Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP) for roadway investigations
  •  Soil Infiltrometer Testing
  •  Storm Water Inspection (SWPPP)


Clients include:

  • Banks and lending institutions
  • Attorneys
  • Developers
  • Contractors
  • Commercial and private property owners
  • Municipality, state, and federal agencies

Environmental Testing Contact:
Andrew J. Kucserik, CPG, PG
716.592.3980, ext. 149 (O)
716.863.2093 (M)


23 Mechanic Street, Springville, NY 14141
2745 Broadway Street, Buffalo, NY 14227

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