Testimonials

I was a claimant who suffered the loss of a burnt home due to the Lilac fire. The remaining concrete slab and footing were compromised by the sustained high heat exposure. The County of San Diego would not accept the remaining concrete which they claimed was not at a loss. They suggested that I build over the remaining concrete footing and slab. Douglas greatly helped me by explaining in writing to the County how the structural integrity was lost in the remaining concrete. This allowed me to remove the damaged concrete and start over with a new footing and slab. Thank you for your proof testing, kind words and detailed report. Doug, at the jobsite it was a compliment when I called you the King Kong of Concrete!
Steve O.

Doug has been great to work with. We teamed up on a 12 story building downtown San Diego. He is proactive in his approach, notifies the contractor of upcoming issues to watch for, and pays attention to detail in the plans, and in the installation. Doug goes above what is expected, and presents his reports with clarity in explanation, providing pictures and plan references wherever necessary.
Chris P.

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.

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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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Welding Inspection

Steel is the structural soundness and integrity of the building. If welding is not done by code or procedure it could result in defective work which would lead to the removal of weld areas by grinding and re-welding. As Certified Welding Inspectors Metzger Testing & Inspection can provide guidance to the contractor in producing a welding procedure specification…

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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.