Pre-tention / Precast Concrete Construction San Diego

What it is: Pre-stressed concrete is done at the pre-cast plant beginning with the stressing of the cables in a steel anchored form. There is no sheathing or grease because the concrete is placed directly on the stressed cables within the steel form. The stressed cables are later cut and released into the beam, as used for bridgework or piling.

What it does: Compresses the shape to be held together by friction.

What we do: We provide flow rate tests, temperature and cast a set of concrete cylinders for compressive strength. This flowable concrete mix is designed to set up fast and sometimes requires two concrete technicians to test the mix.

Relating to the above title Concrete construction continues to expand in San Diego including strengthening of existing structures, seismic retrofit, additional reinforcing steel and post-tensioned beams all under the guide of the Structural Engineers drawings.

San Diego precast concrete inspection includes flowable concrete testing at the precast yard of the following plastic properties: Ambient temperature, flowable concrete mix temperature, slump, unit weight, and casting a set of concrete cylinders for compressive strength.

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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.