PT Slabs & Vaults
Our Post Tension Slab experts are both Level-1 and Level-2 Certified Post Tension Institute Installers and Inspectors. We do PT Slabs on-grade as well as suspended.
Foundation Specialists, LLC installed two large suspended PT-Slabs at the Trailhead Condominiums located in Suncadia, WA. This commercial project consisted of all concrete work on two condominium buildings including footings, foundations, slab-on-grade, concrete walls and suspended PT-slabs. Completed late 2008 for customer East AHM Development.
Benefits of Certification
Quality of materials and workmanship is critical to the performance of post-tension work. Individuals who complete this training have a sound working knowledge of post-tension installation and inspection, benefiting themselves and their employers in many ways.
These benefits include:
Trained workers are more efficient.
Knowledge of proper procedures and use of equipment leads to reduction in accidents and overall work zone safety.
The International Building Code incorporates ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete which requires that post-tension installation be performed by individuals certified by an independent training and certification program; PTI certified field personnel have been shown to meet this requirement.
With the rise of construction defect litigation, it is important to minimize mistakes in the field. A well-trained workforce will result in fewer call-backs and greater customer satisfaction.
Better quality of workmanship and cost-effectiveness of contractors results in greater value to the owner in the form of lower costs and improved structure reliability.