Reinforcing Steel Inspection San Diego

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What it is: 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. Re-bar steel has letters and numbers which are stamped on the bar from the steel mill. This shows the mill produced, bar size, type and grade of steel. In addition, information provided gives the designation number and fraction diameters which are most commonly produced #3 = 3/8”, #4 = ½”, #5 = 5/8”, #6 = ¾”, #7 = 7/8”, #8 = 1”, #9 = 1 ¼”, #11 = 1 3/8”, #14 = 1 ¾”, #18 = 2 ¼. When freshly mixed concrete is placed over secure and strategically placed reinforcing steel the product becomes reinforced concrete.

What it does: Reinforcing steel which is placed within the concrete allows the concrete to be elevated as re-bar steel provides tensile strength. The concrete in contact with the deformed or ribbed reinforcing steel creates a strong mechanical bond. Adding reinforcing steel to the concrete provides the strength of hydration between water, cement, sand and rock in addition to the mechanical strength of concrete bonded to the reinforcing steel. Adding reinforcing steel to the concrete will immensely increase the strength. As a composite structure it can be three or four times stronger.

 

If the concrete was elevated and it did not have reinforcing steel it would collapse.

If our bodies did not have bones we would collapse.

What we do: As a special inspector verified by the city of San Diego it is my responsibility for checking placement of the reinforcing steel at the project site. The jobsite shall be in accordance with the city’s reviewed and approved plans. I provide and execute a thorough checklist of steel inspection. In addition, it is my responsibility to observe and document that the reinforcing steel is clean, secure and in place. This includes but is not limited to lap, bend, type, grade, condition, size, chair heights, clearances between bars, cover and earth material and then documented.

Post-Tensioning

  • Stressing Inspection
  • Post-Tensioning Tendon Cable Count and Layout
  • Equipment Calibration Certificate Verification

Fire Proofing

  • Thickness
  • Unit Weight
  • Adhesion/Cohesion

Special Inspections

  • Reinforcing Steel Placement Inspection
  • Perform Inspections as Required Per Project Plans
  • Provide Report of Compliance or Fix Area Items

Construction Services

  • Review of Welder Qualifications
  • Bolt Tensioning
  • Inspection of Welds & Welding
  • General Framing Inspection

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Metzger Testing & Inspection

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.