The right tool for the job. We understand the importance of having the correct equipment to get the work done, so QES has invested in a selection of high-value tools that allow our engineers and inspectors to efficiently complete projects.

We have the tools to tackle paving’s biggest problems, and the expertise to utilize them properly. Whether testing materials and structure, analyzing and verifying distress, or tracking data input, QES has equipment that allows us to complete any job and get you results quickly, efficiently, and accurately.

Services include:

  • Road network inspection
  • Pavement management plan development
  • Independent validation and verification
  • Quality control and quality assurance
  • Pavement performance research

Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD)

Deflectometers are at the cutting edge of pavement evaluation technology, allowing us to get fast and accurate results that detail a pavement’s true quality and structural capacity without relying on visual assessments or destructive techniques.
QES owns and operates two Dynatest 8000 Falling Weight Deflectometers and has the state-of-the-art computing facilities, software, and trained personnel required to process deflectometer data. Our deflectometers can be used in applications ranging from unpaved roads to airfields and simulate loads of up to 23,500 pounds, delivering quality results in almost any situation.

Core Drilling & Sampling Equipment

Used primarily for construction inspection and materials testing, coring is the most accurate, and oftentimes only, way to verify the internal structure and layer depth of a pavement and gather samples for lab testing.
QES can extract cores with a width of two, four, or six inches, allowing us to perform a variety of inspection and testing services using the most accurate and least destructive core sizes.

Tablet-based Rating System

Our proprietary, tablet-based rating software allows manual pavement distress surveys to be completed faster and more accurately than ever before. It aids our rating technicians in navigation and allows data to be entered while in the field. Our cloud-based web interface allows you to see the condition of your roads in real-time as results are uploaded.