Professional Consulting Services
Quality concrete floors are rarely an accident, but are almost always the result of intense effort, careful planning, communication, teamwork, and attention to detail.
The Metzger/McGuire FIRMS® Consulting Service is composed of three distinct but interrelated programs:
New Floor Design and Construction
The pursuit of a quality floor must begin with all members of the owner / designer / contractor / supplier team sharing a common definition of the word “quality” and agreeing on how the desired quality will be achieved. Metzger/McGuire serves clients by participating in planning conferences, evaluating proposed products and procedures, and assisting in design/spec preparation. On-site inspections just prior to occupancy and near the end of the warranty period verify that the sought after quality has been obtained.
Construction Problem Intervention
Despite best efforts in planning and design, problems still occur. The timely diagnosis of the defect and the right corrective approach can determine the ultimate quality of the floor. FIRMS® services for construction problem intervention include inspection and investigation, coordination of testing, repair specifications, soliciting and review of repair cost estimates, and participation in dispute resolution. Post-occupancy maintenance programs can be developed when necessary.
Improvement of Existing Floors
The only sensible repair is one that is durable and performed once, successfully. The FIRMS® service begins with an inspection of the troubled floor. Defects are identified, probable causes investigated. A detailed report is submitted citing findings, concerns, priorities, recommendations on repairs and practical strategies to minimize the effects of proposed repairs on operations. Budget estimates, contractor referrals, and recommendations for post-repair maintenance can be provided.