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For the last 20 years or so, the majority of the concrete slabs have been constructed with post tension cables installed.
After the concrete has cured to 75% of its designed strength, the cables are pulled taunt to 25,000 PSI using a hydraulic jack. This is the post-tension put on the cables. The cables which are laid in a grid pattern, normally every 4 feet. The pull end of the cable. After the cables are anchored the excess cable is cut off. This anchored end is inside the slab. After the poured concrete has cured to 75% the cable is stressed, anchored, excess cable is removed and the concrete is patched.
You can also see the anchor bolts that hold down the treated bottom plates of the wall. The bottom plates of the walls come from the lumber mill already treated. The form boards retain the wet concrete and hold the foundation components in place until the concrete hardens. The form boards hold the wet concrete and the foundation components in place until the concrete hardens. A concrete slab from inside the home, prior to the floor coverings being installed. A stamp in the garage floor to indicate the home has a post-tension slab. Even though you might not see a stamp like this, you home may still have a post-tension slab. The soil is treated for pests prior to the concrete being poured. The green sticker indicates that the home has been treated. image editing javascript ajax by VisualLightBox.com v5.4