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Church Parking Garage- Testimonial

12. W.J. Rapp Concrete Finishing

The Project: Church Parking Garage (Click here to see the project)

The Background:
W.J. Rapp recently worked on a parking garage for a local church.
It was a tremendous team effort. Below is the letter from the client and it demonstrates how when a strong team comes together they can provide a great product! “ Together we can Achieve the Extraordinary”

The Team:
Dunbar Milby Williams Pittman & Vaughan
Richmond Primoid
W.J. Rapp Company

“The selection of  W. J. Rapp Co., Inc. to do the demolition and pouring of the new slab was a good choice by Richmond Primoid. “

Linda, Property Manager


Dear Kenny,
I wanted to take this time to let you know how much the church appreciates the work that was done on our extensive garage renovation. From the very beginning I had a good feeling about this job and the contractors that were awarded this project.

Bob Smith handling the drawings and your participation in all of the meetings that we had concerning this project, with all of the many different sub-contractors, were always done on time with the greatest care to make sure the church received the best job possible.

I was so happy when Richmond Primoid was awarded the bid and selected to be the main contractor because I have worked with this firm on many different occasions and knew they would take care to give the church a quality job. The selection of W. J. Rapp Co., Inc. to do the demolition and pouring of the new slab was a good choice by Richmond Primoid. The day of the slab being poured I was so amazed to see all of the chief officers of their companies there at 5:00 am to oversee this work.

Bob Smith from your company was first one on site and remained through the entire day’s activities.

Richmond Primoid selected a good project manager, Wes Coston, and he made sure to always ask what we wanted and then explained and answered my many questions about the work detail.

We could not have been happier about the way this renovation progressed. We set the goals and deadlines and they were all achieved. I have done many major projects in my 20 years at the church but found this one to be without a doubt one of our finest.

Please accept our thanks for a job well done and pass along our thanks to all of the many companies that were involved in this project. I look forward to working with your firm again and will indeed call on you when we need a consultant or a structural engineering firm.

Hope you have a good holiday season.



A church needed a concrete parking deck repair and W.J. Rapp was part the team that provided the solution.

12. W.J. Rapp Concrete Finishing

12. W.J. Rapp Concrete Finishing

A local church had a parking deck that needed repairs. Richmond Primoid was brought in to make various structural repairs to parking deck. In addition, 6,000 sq.ft. of parking deck area had to be removed and replaced with new concrete. Expectations were high and several goals were set and then met.

  • Total project needed to be complete in 90 days.

Richmond Primoid and W.J. Rapp teamed up to meet this challenge.

  • Second Floor 6,000 sq. ft. area of concrete had to be removed and replaced.

This required the removal of all underside electrical and fire protection.

This also required design of steel support for the front wall of the existing building to support the wall and building before floor could be removed.

Entire underside of the second floor was scaffold.

The upper floor was cut into pieces that could be carried out to dumpster.

Headroom was only 7 feet tall which limited access.

  • Steel beams Removed and Replace

Upon removal of the floor, deteriorated encased steel beams had to be removed and installed where needed.

R.S. Harritan provided structural steel work to allow the concrete steel beams to be incorporated into a new structural slab.

  • New Concrete Slab

The slab was poured with a 5,000 psi mix that was reached in 7 days.

The concrete had a corrosive additive added.

  • Meet limited time frame and access demands

Due to the location of placing concrete…. trucks and a pump truck the pour had to take place on a Saturday morning at 5:30 a.m.

Upon completion of the pour and after the 7 days break shoring was remove.

Upon completion of the pour and after the 7 day break shoring was removed and restoration fo the electrical and fire Protection.

The photos below document the work at different stages of completion. This was a significant amount of concrete. Over 300 yards of concrete were removed and replaced to complete this important parking deck repair. If your parking lot needs concrete repair W.J. Rapp has the experience, the equipment and the knowledge to help you get your job done correctly.

  1. Reinforced steel in place prior to concrete placement
  2. Concrete pumper is used to pump the concrete
  3. Concrete air-entraining test
  4. W.J. Rapp set up with their own dumpster to contain the clean-out concrete debris
  5. Concrete truck discharges load into the concrete pumper
  6. Concrete taken from the first truck to be tested
  7. Photo shows the team of W.J. Rapp team performing the placement of the concrete.
  8. Concrete as it comes off the truck.
  9. On-site testing agent making cylinders for testing the compression strength of the concrete.
  10. W.J. Rapp worker adjusting the slab reinforcing
  11. W.J. Rapp finishing the concrete
  12. More finishing

So if you have a concrete parking lot that needs repair or any other commercial concrete work give W.J. Rapp a call. They are known all over Richmond, Virginia for their quality work and extensive equipment capabilities.

1-Reinforced Steel for Concrete Floor

1-Reinforced Steel for Concrete Floor

2-Concrete Pump 64

2-Concrete Pump

3-Concrete air-entraining test

3-Concrete air-entraining test

4-W.J.Rapp Dumpster for Concrete Debris

4-W.J. Rapp Dumpster for Concrete Debris


5- Concrete tuck Discharges load into the concrete pumper

5- Concrete truck Discharges load into the concrete pumper

6-Concrete is sent off for testing

6- Concrete is sent off for testing

7-Concrete Placement by the W. J. Rapp team

7- Concrete Placement by the W. J. Rapp team

8- Concrete Coming off the truck

8- Concrete Coming off the truck

9-Owners on site testing agent testing concrete

9-Owners on site testing agent testing concrete

10. Adjusting the Slab Reinforcing of the concrete

10. Adjusting the slab reinforcing of the concrete

11. Concrete Finishing

11. Concrete Finishing

12. W.J. Rapp Concrete Finishing

12. W.J. Rapp Concrete Finishing