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Can We Take Over your Project Midway?

January 5th, 2024 | 2 min. read

By Legacy Engineering

Taking over mid-project

Testing your construction materials is a crucial step before you start building. Poor concrete conditions, unfavorable soil moisture, and inadequate compaction abilities are just a few avoidable aspects through varying testing methods. 

Several aspects can contribute to the building process and how smoothly it can go. Avoiding irreversible damage or mistakes is a critical step and should be taken seriously!

Can we take over your tests midway through the process? 

The simple answer is yes. If you have previously partnered with a third party for your materials testing and deemed them unsatisfactory, we are more than happy to redo the tests or perform the remaining ones. 

An example of this would be you hired a separate company to collect a proctor and density tests. A problem that could arise is your test results are taking too long or communication is poor. Switching to Legacy to either recollect a proctor and perform the necessary tests is an available option. It is up to your discretion if you would like to use the previous company’s test results or if you would like us to collect a new sample and compile a new report. 

Check out this featured video of one of our field technicians collecting density samples in a local St. Augustine Circle K. 

density video

As for energy rating certification inspections, we are unable to do your final inspection if a separate company did the insulation inspection. In regards to these inspections, it's important to note that we have specific procedures in place for our final inspections. Our internal processes require that all inspections related to energy ratings, including insulation assessments, are conducted by our designated team. This ensures consistency and adherence to our quality standards throughout the inspection process. 

It's crucial to recognize the complex nature of construction projects and the ever changing factors that influence their success. Indeed, the process of testing construction materials is not merely a formality but a proactive measure to eliminate risks and ensure the integrity of the final product. Beyond the obvious concerns of poor concrete conditions or inadequate compaction abilities, there exist subtler challenges that rigorous testing can uncover. For instance, variations in soil moisture content might seem inconsequential at first glance but could have significant implications for the stability and longevity of the structure over time. Moreover, the ability to detect and address these issues early in the process can save both time and money, sparing stakeholders from costly rework or, worse yet, structural failures down the line. By embracing a comprehensive approach to material testing, construction professionals can not only safeguard against foreseeable pitfalls but also instill confidence in the durability and reliability of their workmanship.

In summary, investing time and resources in comprehensive testing procedures for construction materials is a proactive approach to identifying and eliminating potential challenges. By addressing issues such as poor concrete conditions, unfavorable soil moisture, and inadequate compaction abilities before the construction phase, you can significantly enhance the overall quality and longevity of the completed structure. 

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