Custom high-security gates were built for The Crossings apartment community in Milpitas, CA. The only parts that were purchased were the hinges. We used 1/8″ steel for all tube except the 3″ x 3″ posts which were 3/16″. The lock box was also custom fabricated in our shop. This area will be used for a secure package delivery location.
We’ve recently finished a couple jobs installing and repairing ADA Handrails. These jobs were for Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation. We installed a new ADA Handrail at Vasona County Park in Los Gatos, CA. This handrail was welded onsite with 1.5″ OD galvanized tube. After fabrication was complete it was powder coated. We also just repaired a handrail at Hellyer County Park in San Jose, CA. The repair was necessary due to a tree falling onto the handrail.
Seismic valve installation is becoming mandatory by legislation passed to protect life and property. These valves are designed to automatically stop the gas flow in the event of an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 or greater. NorCal Welding works with contractors and plumbers to install seismic shutoff valves on the customer side of PG&E’s gas service. Our pipe welders have over 40 years of combined pipe welding experience. We utilize LEL detectors to ensure safety after the gas has been turned off and the lines evacuated.
HOME2SUITES by Hilton is a 94 room hotel on Grantline Rd. in Tracy, CA. NorCal Welding was invited to the construction site to perform rebar welding for Construction Developers. The #8 rebar was welded to the columns using the SMAW process and Lincoln Electric 8018 filler rod.
WAPA (Western Area Power Administration) required some bracing on their structures at the Byron substation. NorCal Welding was contracted by Whitefish Energy to weld 48 gussets to the structures 80′ in the air. We also identified and repaired stress cracks as needed. This job required us to use the SMAW process and 1/8″ 8018 rods.
Dish n’ Dash offers Middle Eastern Cuisine. When they were building the new Cupertino location, they contracted us to erect and weld the partition walls inside. 2″x4″x.250 HSS was used from floor to ceiling to fabricate the structure. The architect chose a “clover leaf” screen to insert for privacy while still leaving the area open.
Menlo-Atherton High School required some new 3″ gas line welded for the swimming pool. NorCal Welding was asked to come in and weld about 300 feet of 3 inch schedule 40 black pipe on the rooftops surrounding the pool. With the certifications approved by the inspector, our crew got to work and completed the job in two days.
The structural welding for this Saratoga home came with a great view. The property is up in the Saratoga hills. This doesn’t leave a lot of room for trucks and equipment. We were able to fit two welding trucks close enough to the structure to run our 125′ leads to the far end of the building. Our crew used Excel-Arc 71 for filler fed by Lincoln LN25 feeders. As the home get more complete, we will also be welding the stairs to the second floor.
We just completed this safety railing at the Defense Distribution Depot in Tracy, CA. It was fabricated in our shop and transported to the job site for installation. The specifications on the railing called for 2″ x 2″ x .250 steel. The wire mesh was sheared to fit and made it easier to weld into place. Once the field welding and installation was complete it was painted a bright safety yellow by Tarnowski Painting.
We just completed a job at Woodside High School in Woodside, CA. The school was built in 1958 so we replaced some old gas lines on the roofs of the buildings. With new safety valves installed, we welded 3″ pipe over the course of three days. These gas lines go from one building to another so we installed special flex-lines to accommodate for seismic activity and the shifting of individual buildings. Over the three days, our guys worked through the hot sun, some pouring rain and into the night to get the job done.