The Newport News YMCA noticed several issues with their sites sidewalks that appeared to be a bit hazardous. In accordance with ADA requirements, the Newport News YMCA contacted JACKCRETE for a solution. During a site inspection approximately 100 linear feet of sidewalk were observed to be noncompliant across both the front left and front right approaches towards the main entrance. The average 1.5" of drop along the curbing caused significant trip hazards for patrons stepping off the curb into the parking lots. JACKCRETE proposed to inject high-density polyurethane foam into these fallen sections to raise them back up, reducing the trip hazards and ensuring that further settlement would not occur. The job was successful, and completed all in one day, allowing the YMCA to remain open for all of their clients. For our efforts, we were given the National Industry Excellence Award in the Specialty Applications category by the SPFA.
When world-wide industrial pump fabricator, RuhRPumpen, expanded their Virginia facility to better serve the nuclear industry, the company had no idea their new state-of-the-art facility was sinking. But, once the building was complete and their equipment arrived from Germany for assembly, the floor began to settle under the equipment’s immense weight.
JACKCRETE designed a solution to stabilize the concrete without disturbing the installed equipment utilizing high-density polyurethane foam injection. This project was completed in one day while the facility remained open! For this project we were awarded the 2016 SPFA Industry Excellence Award, had an article written in SprayFoam.com, and had a story published in Spray Foam Magazine. Part of the reason this project received so much attention was the immense precision that was required for it; due to the variances of the milling machine, we had to lift the slab to its exact original position within 1/1000 of an inch!
The Midtown Tunnel connecting Portsmouth to Norfolk in Hampton Roads, Virginia, was showing signs of water infiltration. Fearing that extensive repairs may be necessary to correct the problems, Elizabeth River Crossings reached out to JACKCRETE of Virginia to solve the issue cost-effectively and with minimum intrusion.
Due to the scope and scale of the project, the JACKCRETE team needed to be prepared. An action plan was drafted and a core drilling firm was consulted to reduce complications and allow JACKCRETE to focus on their core competency. Over the course of the multi-day project the voids present behind the walls of the tunnel entrance were filled and the breaches exposed then filled. Since completion, there have been no reported leaks in the areas worked by the JACKCRETE team.
Christopher Newport University
Towards the end of 2017 CNU was facing a dilemma. The college boasted some of the most beautiful grounds in the state, but were facing concrete settling issues that compromised the appearance and functionality of the curb and gutter located outside of their performance center. This not only distracted from the beauty of the school, but also caused potential safety hazards. Eventually they recognized that something had to be done, and contacted JACKCRETE to come up with an adequate solution to their problems. Utilizing our heavy duty polyurethane spray foam system we were able to bring the storm drain infrastructure back to their appropriate level, allowing Christopher Newport University to retain its beauty, safety, and functionality.