Asphalt Inspection San Diego

What it is: Asphalt is a heated mixture of rock / sand (aggregate), and crude oils primarily used in road construction.

What it does: Steel drum rolled asphalt concrete once compacted over a firm base material provides flexible pavement to support traffic loads. In addition, asphalt is placed at a specified percent fall to divert water from the driving surface.

What we do: During the process of construction we check the subgrade soils and base material for relative compaction as required in the plans and engineered soils report. Also, check for soft and yielding subgrade areas which need to be reworked to a firm and unyielding condition. Once the subgrade and base material is in place and compacted the paver crew begin laying asphalt while an asphalt sample is obtained for unit weight and oil content in the lab. During placement and compaction of the asphalt pavement we consistently check temperature and relative compaction while updating the contractor on results during placement. Once, lab results are obtained we then submit reports to the owner and design engineer.

Aggregate Testing: Metzger Testing & Inspection obtains samples of aggregate materials for lab testing and sieve analysis.

Asphalt Field Services: We provide personnel and equipment to test the base material compaction followed by the compaction of asphalt paving. This may include a mobile laboratory, or we may simply provide personnel to inspect and assist with placement activities. This service fulfills a valuable role in the third-party quality assurance process.

Other Services

Concrete Construction San Diego
Epoxy Inspection
San Diego Steel Welding
Tie Back Inspections Testing
Foundation Inspection San Diego
San Diego Precast Concrete

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Reinforcing Steel Inspection

Re-bar are steel bars of various diameters and lengths which have steel ribs that add to the bonding value of concrete for adhesion and additional strength. Reinforcing steel and concrete are bonded together by a mechanical connection.This provides the tensile properties which adds another element of strength to the concrete.
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Field Concrete Testing

The testing of concrete at the construction site is to sample the freshly mixed concrete, check for slump, temperature and cast a set of cylinders for compressive strength verification. Slump is a field test to measure water quantity mixed within the concrete. This is mainly for field-use measurement as a guide for the work-ability of concrete.
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Post-Tension Concrete

Post-tension concrete cables are long steel cable ropes, usually 1/2″ in diameter within a plastic protective grease coated sheathing. Post-tension concrete cables are a group of cable tendons placed within the concrete providing compression strength laterally. Post-tension concrete cables which are placed within the concrete allows the concrete to be elevated as it has compressive lateral strength. 
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Field Testing

We perform almost any type of inspection services. Our clients enjoy the quality of our field inspections and structural inspections. Prestressed/Post-Tensioned Concrete, Shotcrete, Structural Masonry, Structural Steel Erection & High Strength Bolting, Structural Steel Visual Welding Inspection, Structural Steel Non-Destructive Evaluation, Spray Applied Fire-Resistive Materials, Lateral Framing (Wood & Cold-Form Steel Structures)
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Laboratory Analysis

The best field inspection personnel cannot be efficient without excellent support from the laboratory. Metzger Testing & Inspection works with the top laboratory material testing facilities in the area that have quality testing and diagnostic equipment. Concrete and masonry samples, soil, asphalt, fire resistive materials and many other material types are tested in-house.
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Materials Testing

The best field inspection personnel cannot be efficient without excellent support from the laboratory. Metzger Testing & Inspection works with the top laboratory material testing facilities in the area that have quality testing and diagnostic equipment. Concrete and masonry samples, soil, asphalt, fire resistive materials and many other material types are tested in-house. 
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Why Choose Metzger Testing & Inspection

As Your San Diego Special Inspector

Customer Service

With Metzger Testing & Inspection, you are working with one of the industry’s most reliable special inspections service agencies, Contacting Metzger Testing & Inspection you are guaranteed someone who knows this business and cares about your project. We work hard to provide quality for all.

Fast Appointments

Do you need a third party project inspector or engineer on the job-site due to a previous inspection no show or conflict of interest? Our engineers or inspectors are professionally trained to work around your schedule tailoring our inspection services to meet the needs of the developer.

Experience

Metzger Testing & Inspection has built a reputation on quality, excellence, and dependability within the industry. Our clients retain us for all their future projects. We deliver 100% quality service and reporting.

We Work With You

Metzger Testing & Inspection inform you of non-conformance items which need to be corrected. Should a structural issue arise, we assist the primary contractor providing the relevant information and location to the engineer of record requesting clarification on how to proceed. Our clients appreciate the detail and organization we bring to the project.