Fearing that extensive repairs may be necessary to eliminate the dangers posed and seal all of the leaking joints to prevent future problems, Elizabeth River Crossings reached out to JACKCRETE to solve the issue cost-effectively and with minimum intrusion. With around 44,000 motorists relying on the midtown tunnel everyday, it was imperative that JACKCRETE come prepared. An action plan was drafted that maximized production and a core drilling firm was subcontracted to assist in drilling through the 6-foot-thick concrete structure.
Ruhrpumpen, Inc. is an innovative centrifugal and reciprocating pump technology company that offers operators of Pump systems a wide range of quality products and is vertically integrated with its own foundry, machine shop, pump manufacturing plants and service centers, one of which is located in Hampton, VA. Ruhrpumpen, Inc. contacted JACKCRETE after having installed a 34,000 lb. piece of machinery in their shop. They were noticing that the machine was getting out of level on a weekly basis. Due to the high precision work they complete with this machine, it is required to be calibrated down to 1/1000th of an inch. Suspecting that the concrete slab on which the heavy equipment was installed was unstable, Ruhrpumpen, Inc. contacted JACKCRETE to propose an alternative solution to moving the equipment and tearing out and replacing the slab.
Automation Controls, a manufacturer of industrial equipment control panels, needed to grow and purchased the property next door for their expansion. The prime location was great, but the building was an old 5,000 square foot garage constructed of a double Quonset hut shell built with thin 29 gauge corrugated metal. Block-constructed buildings had been added to both ends of the Quonset hut. ALL of it was in rough shape, and leaks were noticeable throughout.
Starting in 2008, Newport News Shipbuilding began construction on the Gerald R. Ford class (or Ford class) of supercarriers currently being built to replace some of the United States Navy’s existing Nimitz-class carriers. The new vessels will have a hull similar to the Nimitz carriers, but will introduce technologies developed since the initial design of the previous class (such as the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System), as well as other design features intended to improve efficiency and running costs. The inaugural ship of the class, the Gerald R. Ford, has hull number CVN-78.
The YMCA had safety/liability concerns on the sidewalk along the front of the building leading to the main entrance and entrance to the day care facility that had settled leaving trip hazards of as much as 2” along the curb.
It was determined that the underlying problem was loosely compacted soil beneath the sidewalk. We developed a best course of action to lift and level the concrete sections to remove the trip hazards and help to stabilize the underlying soil.
This building has a very uniquely designed roof that was utilized by GEX, a discount membership-based store that slowly went out of business in the late 70’s. Once closed down, many of the buildings that once housed GEX were re-purposed as shopping centers. Characterized by its steep pyramids and flat valleys, this roof design had been a nightmare for the current owner since being purchased.
The Norfolk Scope is a 12,600 seat multipurpose arena located on the edge of downtown Norfolk, Virginia. The Norfolk Scope was designed by renowned Italian architect/engineer Pier Luigi Nervi and constructed in 1968 at a cost of $28.1 million. The design of the Norfolk Scope is similar to Nervi’s Palazzetto dello Sport, built in 1958 for the Olympics in Rome.