Structural Repairs

Solving Construction Issues from Design to Field

Structural Repairs

Guy Dickes, prior to establishing Constellation Group LLC, had 12 plus years working for a structural repair company, 1.5 years in major exterior façade construction and 7 years working as a self-employed general contractor. Projects over the years include 1000s of concrete balcony repairs; exterior masonry, steel and concrete repairs; carbon fiber foundation repairs. Additional work include foundation upgrades with micropiles, compaction grouting and new construction ground improvement. CGLLC is heavily involved with post-tension repairs and grouting of P-T structures.

Constellation Group LLC has been involved with the Wildwood Convention Center, Wildwood, NJ since its opening.  In early partnership with Stegman Engineering, PA, CGLLC is responsible for the preventive maintenance and structural repairs on this structure. To date, exterior waterproofing; and repairs to correct deficient rebar design have been executed. Future repairs may include epoxy overlays and carbon-fiber reinforcing.

Below is a photograph of leveling of six spans at the front elevation of the building. All repairs were conducted from underneath the walkway to minimize interruption to this busy facility. Permanent shoring posts were installed on AB Chance helical pile supported foundations. Four 30 kip working capacity piles were installed under each of the foundations.  Lifting and leveling of the slabs was performed with 150 ton hydraulic jacks. CGLLC and Dennis (Butch) Triplett ( performed the initial test on timber cribbing to confirm the repairs would perform satisfactorily.

Constellation Group LLC is a task-directed organization. CGLLC gets in, performs the necessary work and is finished. CGLLC quickly develops a course of action, implement that action and gets done. Clients are involved in the development process. CGLLC can get involved at the bid/development level or later to project manage one specialized task.

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This shoring frame, one of six, is being hydraulically lifted by a 150 ton jack, pushing the slab into correct position.