Advantages of using
post-tensioning for your next slab-on-ground project:
efficient: Less concrete and steel are needed for the
and the slab stiffness is increased so that the slab is better able to
bending caused by differential soil movements.
and Controls Cracking: Post-tensioning will
and keep any cracks that might
form tight, preventing entry of insects and reducing possible water
penetration, which can damage flooring and cause mold problems.
deflections: The strength and added stiffness of a
reduces the amount the slab will bend under load.
Installation: With fewer pieces to handle and less
concrete to place, a
post-tensioned slab can often be installed more quickly than a
rebar- or wire mesh-reinforced slab
Reliable: An engineered solution, post-tensioning is
standards and code requirements, has an excellent performance record
Cost benefits are achieved by reductions in quantities of concrete,
excavation, which in turn reduce labor costs. Beams are smaller and
thickness is less, therefore savings in excavation and site preparation