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Who do you call for Concrete Repair In Richmond?

W.J. Rapp of course!

The severe cold weather in Richmond, Virginia caused major problems such as: main water lines breaking, electric outages and lack of heat. Many offices, construction projects and major infrastructure systems had damage. Richmond is not used to cold weather that lingers below 32 degrees for over a week. This extreme cold may have caused problems in aging infrastructure and may force early repairs that were not budgeted but have now been raised to a higher priority.

What causes damage to concrete in cold weather?

a. Salt and chemicals can delaminate concrete surfaces

b. Salt that is placed on concrete and remains there for long periods of time

c. Salt that is placed on concrete and washes down and collects in one location can turn concrete into sand and aggregate.

Helpful Hints:

To obtain traction on concrete use sand or kitty litter

Snow blowers can be an effective way of moving snow from pavement surfaces.

New concret that is poured during the winter should never be poured on frozen ground.

Concrete that is poured in low temperatures should be covered with blankets and remain covered until outside temperatures are above freezing and rising in consecutive days.

 

Here are a few examples that W. J. Rapp can help you solve as part of your team:

Cracks in Foundations & Walls

Due to this severe weather a foundation may suddenly show cracks that were not there before, because of the age and condition of the concrete. The soil expands and contracts and could produce such a result. Fortunately, W. J. Rapp has the expert team who can fix your office, manufacturing facility or other concrete wall or foundation challenges. W. J. Rapp has been repairing concrete for decades in the Richmond area. Call us we can work around your schedule as well. We know how important it is to keep your equipment and operation running.

Drainage Issues

Another issue that may become apparent because of this severe weather is ”Drainage Issues”.

The snow, then freezing, then rain is a combination that may reveal drainage problems that needto be resolved. Standing water in this weather becomes a major problem when it freezes. It may cause cracks in the concrete or simply a slippery condition that is unsafe. W. J. Rapp has experience in dealing with drainage issues. Often we have redone or built new French drains and other types of drains for customers per their engineering specifications. Give us a call we can tackle these problems together. Drainage is a big deal and we have the team to help solve those issues.

Construction Repair

W. J. Rapp has a broad range of services that can help you get through unplanned construction challenges. Pouring concrete in different types of weather is challenging and you need a concrete contractor who can advise you on the best approach and how to get the best Job for your project.

So if you have a wall, concrete drive, a pad or something that has been damaged because of severe weather, age or any other reason give us a call.

“ Together we can achieve the Extraordinary”

 

 

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. “

Sincerly,
Linda, Property Manager


12-3-17

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.

Sincerely,

Linda

Electric Concrete Saw and Excavator allow us to work where others can’t!

Our electric equipment like this Husqvarna FS 3500e floor saw with a 20″ blade and a 7.625″ cutting depth allows us to work in areas that other contractors can’t. Examples include food service, hospitals and any interior space that you are concerned about air quality. We always look for new equipment that will help us perform for you. Call us when you need work that is under a tight timeline, or you need custom work by professionals that can deliver the work based on your expectations.

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WJ Rapp Electric Digger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a total electric mini excavator that can work inside of hospitals, and facilities with no contamination (100% electric)

New Press Foundation

concrete-manufacturing-floor press-foundationThis is the installation of a new press foundation in-between two existing press machines. The objective was for the plant to be able to continue to operate during the construction phase. Specialized electric equipment was used to cut the concrete and excavate due to the working environment. The foundation was 3 feet in-between the two ends which were 5 foot thick with recesses and trenches for tracks. This machine also included 4 robot foundations.