If you are planning a foundation, or facility with a concrete slab, double check, (and get it in writing), that the slab is adequately engineered for your specific load requirements. Don’t assume the “typical” slab will be adequate. Once the slab has been poured, there is little that can be done if the designed capacity is insufficient to accommodate the required loads.
Unfortunately, with taller buildings and higher density storage systems, this has become a recurring issue with big cost implications. Ensure your long-term investment will meet your requirements with an engineered slab design.
Concrete Slab Analysis
If the concrete slab already exists, but you are not sure what it can support, we can help. This is common occurrence when occupying a new facility or searching for one. Don’t assume the existing slab will be adequate, often it is not, and the implications can be devastating if you have already signed the lease or purchased the building.
If structural drawings for the slab are available, our engineers will review the data and determine the slab’s capacity. If not, we can take and analyze core samples to determine the concrete specifications. The geotechnical information, soil classification, and seismic rating of the area can have a major impact on the slab capacity and may need to be considered as well.
Concrete Slab Engineer Stamped Capacity Letter
When submitting a permit, you may require an Engineer stamped letter stating the capacity of a concrete slab is adequate for the intended loads. Structures such as Pallet Racking, Mezzanines, and Cranes typically require permits and a stamped letter regarding the concrete slab. Our engineers can help you with this and advise or assist you with the permit process if required.
How can we help?
cam|industrial provides complete turnkey solutions that always keep pallet rack safety at the forefront. Whether you’re just starting your project or are in the finishing stages, we provide design, engineering, racking permits, material supply, project management, installation, preventative maintenance, pallet racking inspections, and racking repairs.
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