About Us

Since 1997, Advance Testing Ltd has been providing soils, concrete and asphalt testing services for the construction industry in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia

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Advance Testing is dedicated to providing excellence in the field of material testing for the construction industry. Our professional staff works closely with our clients’ field personnel to achieve the required results in a timely manner.

Advance Testing Ltd. employs a staff of over 20 employees, including Certified Engineering Technologists, Applied Science Technologists and a Professional Engineer. Our lab is a member of the Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL) and our technician staff are held to strict guidelines. Advance is certified by CCIL as a concrete, asphalt and aggregate testing facility, both in the field and in the laboratory

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Our Story

Beginning in 1976, John Ross was involved in the soils and aggregate testing field. Throughout the years, John advanced his career and would move up to field supervision of technicians, overseeing all aspects of soils, concrete and asphalt testing. Eventually the time came for John to branch out on his own and in 1991 he started Ross Testing & Inspection Services Ltd. John started off small, developing and nurturing strong relationships with development contractors throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. After 5 years of operation under Ross Testing & Inspection Services, the time came for accelerated growth, and Advance Testing Ltd. was born.

Having developed strong relationships with some of the BC’s largest contractors the time came to begin working on growing the company and expanding its services to include Geotechnical Engineering. John brought on a long-time friend in Terry Haigh P. Eng, to provide these services. Terry’s experience allowed Advance Testing to expand into designing building foundations, roadways, slope stabilization, subdivision development, earth retaining structures and earth filled dams. The organic growth of the business was steady and benefited from rapid expansion and urban crawl of the Lower Mainland, with subdivision construction being Advance Testing’s specialty. Advance is now proud to say that it is a major player in development projects throughout BC, having just completed the South Fraser Perimeter Road, a $1.2 Billion dollar mega project in BC, and currently completing the Low Level Road project in North Vancouver with a value of over $100 million.

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