Structural Steel Repair
Since 1997, CCI has built an unbeatable reputation as a first-in-class industrial construction contractor. As an industrial construction company, we provide customers with time-critical structural steel repairs, industrial maintenance work, column & truss reinforcement, and much more.
No matter how complex the job is, you can trust our team to handle it with efficiency, safety, and professionalism. Keep reading to learn more about the types of structural steel repair projects that we handle, or contact us today to request a project estimate.
Types of Steel Structure Repairs
CC’s approach to steel structure repairs is simple; adhere to customer requirements, adopt a safety-first mindset, and complete projects on time and within budget. This commitment to excellence is largely why so much of our work comes from repeat customers.
Here are some of the types of steel structure repairs that our team at CCI can help you with:
Steel Column Repair
Repairing a steel column might include repairing a portion of the column or removing the column entirely and replacing it with a new one. When it comes to repairing a portion of the column, our crew will identify the damaged or corroded section of steel and cut it out with a plasma torch. They’ll then replace the cut section with a steel of the same grade. This means the replacement steel has the same thickness, in addition to having the same mechanical properties. The welded surface is grounded and smoothed, and then either re-galvanized or re-painted.
Structural issues are always unique to the building—even if your building is well-designed, you may need to reinforce joists to prevent future structural damage or increase the load capacity. Whether you need us to add new joists or beams or reinforce existing joints to address load distribution concerns, our team is here to help.
Beam Repair & Replacement
Steel beams are susceptible to corrosion, pitting, and material degradation over time. Repairs of beams can be as elaborate as removing and replacing the old beam with a new one or cutting and replacing a section of the beam. Corrosion at the base of I-beams is a common occurrence and repair would involve removing the corroded steel and replacing it with a steel of the same grade.
The best way to maintain the integrity of your steel and prevent major structural damage is to periodically perform inspections. Develop a maintenance checklist and schedule quarterly or semi-annual inspections. Your list should include looking for signs of corrosion, pitting, cracks, and fractures. Pay close attention to any steel exhibiting fatigue or premature bending from excessive loads.
Be constantly aware of the loads your steel columns, beams, and joists support. If you’ve suddenly decided to add an HVAC system to the roof of your building, then you may exceed their loads and would require engineering analysis. Tighten or replace any old or corroded bolts and fittings on your steel structures. If you notice corrosion, grind it down, and inspect the welds with a certified weld inspector.
Learn More About Structural Steel Repairs
CCI is proud to be an industrial construction contractor that customers can count on. We’ve performed countless structural steel repairs and other types of projects over the years. If you’re ready to work with a proactive contractor who is committed to your unique needs, then contact us today for a project consultation.