Whenever man changes the environment by building roads, bridges, or buildings, there is a need for Solar Testing Laboratories.

Since our founding in 1969, Solar Testing Laboratories' engineers and engineering technicians have helped contractors, builders, developers and architects meet the demanding standards the construction industry and governmental agencies have placed upon

  • Structures made of concrete or masonry.
  • Roads of concrete or asphalt.
  • Soils composition.
  • Steel erection, welding, and associated construction operations.
  • Concerns about environmental matters.

As an independent geotechnical and materials testing company, our engineers and technicians report on the quality, soundness, durability, and suitability of structural materials. The reports provide answers to such questions as: Will the concrete that is exposed to the elements withstand the effects of changing weather? Will a proposed bridge or airport runway bear the weight of heavy traffic? Will structural steel bolts or welded connections perform as they have been designed? Is the land on which an office building is proposed free from environmental hazards?

Our Mission
To deliver the highest quality of service to our clients and to allow our professional and technical staffs to provide you with all the information necessary to perform your tasks effectively and efficiently "to better serve the construction industry."



Company Profile
With our headquarters in Cleveland, we are the geotechnical and material testing laboratory of choice for many municipalities, other governmental agencies, and a diversified, growing list of major industrial companies throughout the world.

Here's why:

  • Our emphasis is regional rather than national, which allows us to better offer personalized service in handing the expanding needs of our clients;
  • Our lab and on-site professionals are fully trained and utilize state-of-the-art testing technology;
  • We are members of the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) and are affiliated with many other professional/trade associations. Every two years, we undergo thorough inspection by the National Bureau of Standards.