Results for tag "concrete-contractors-in-richmond"

3 Articles

W. J. Rapp is always investing in new equipment, tools and training.

W.J. Rapp Company, Inc. stands by its motto: Together we achieve the extraordinary.

This video highlights some of the equipment we have that sets us apart from other General Contractors.

We have invested in new saws & vacuums that help meet Osha requirements in the elimination of silica dust.

WJ Rapp has invested in an electric excavator that allows us to work in areas that others can not.

We have many other pieces of electric equipment such as a new electric fork lift and a new generator that is designed to provide power if none is available on the job site.

In addition, to electric equipment we have propane saws and water and air dirt removal systems that allow you to dig without the risk of cutting a utility line.

We also have a deep bench of excavating equipment, dump trucks, service trucks and fork lifts.

W.J. Rapp even has our own shop which allows us to make modifications and assure our equipment is in tip top shape.

Give W. J. Rapp a call when you need someone who has the equipment to keep your job on schedule.



Training & Safety

W. J. Rapp is known for performing a wide variety of task in the construction industry and our people are well trained. We continue to invest in the latest equipment but we also invest in our people. We put together teams or crews of people who not only work well together but provide a learning environment that can teach new workers and provide a path for growth.

We are also very aware of safety. We are constantly looking for ways to prevent hazardous or safety issues and continually provide safety goggles, helmets, gloves, steel toed boots, and any other personal protective equipment that may be needed.   We strive to make them aware of hazards and solutions that keep them safe.

Many of the large company’s we work for require our workers to go through training. Often this training includes safety and then a separate training that is site specific.


Examples of site-specific training may include simple requirements such as:

Vehicle speed limits, no cell phones while driving, and back-up equipment safety requirements. They may also educate and train workers on requirements like: Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and other safety or reporting requirements.


Safety Training can include a wide variety of items but here are just a few.

  1. First -Aid & CPR- Many of our clients offer and require basic First-Aid and CPR training.
  1. Falls- areas that they can trip, slip, or fall down.

The job site must be neat and clean with dangerous objects and construction

debris are constantly removed from a job site for safety. Stairways should

have treads and eliminate slippery conditions.

  1. Trenches – Trench collapses are a common hazard on a job site.

Trenches have specific requirements. If they are over 4 feet deep we are often required to get specific safety equipment and have individuals we work with who provide specific recommendations to trench safety. We work closely with your team to meet your requirements.


  1. Equipment training (Forklifts, Scissor Lifts, Etc.)

W.J. Rapp has trusted vendors who bring in equipment for our employees to

learn how to properly work the equipment and continually operate with

safety in mind. Our employees learn firsthand how to operate the following:

Fork Lifts                    Dump Trucks

Excavators                 Scissor Lifts

Back hoes                   Boom lifts

W. J. Rapp is committed to keeping our workers safe. We know our clients want our workers to perform their job safely and efficiently and training is a big part of meeting that goal. If you have specific safety requirements please make us aware up front. We know it is important to you and we want to make sure we have workers properly scheduled for that training and can meet your timelines.




Concrete-Oil Terminal Repairs


Concrete PitConcrete Pit RepairConcrete Pit Repaired




Pipeline underground of railroad tracks built 50 years ago with wooden timber.

Timbers failed.

The challenge…

How to protect the pipelines without having to remove them and shutdown the terminal.

Vic truck was used to remove mud and sludge from 50 years of work. Install new gravel base and sump pit.

Install slab over area with turndown so new concrete walls could be cast in place leaving old wooden timbers in place.

This allowed terminal to continue normal operations and production.

The end result…. a new long lasting containment area and safe work conditions.