Concrete

Prestressed Concrete is an architectural and structural material possessing great strength. The unique Characteristics of

prestressed concrete allow predetermined, engineering stresses to be placed in members To counteract stresses that occur

when the unit is subjected to service loads. This is accomplished by Combining the th best properties of two quality materials: 

high strength concrete for compression and high Tensile strength steel strands for tension. Actually, prestressing is quite simple.

High tensile strands are stretched between abutments at each end of Long casting beds.


Benefits of Prestressed Concrete

  •     Low Initial Cost
  •    Low Maintenance, Long Life
  •    Quality Construction
  •    Watertight
  •    And more....
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Concrete is then poured into the forms encasing the strands. As the concrete sets, it bonds to the  Tensioned steel. When the 

concrete reaches a specific strength, the  strands are released from the Abutments. This compresses the concrete, arches the

member, and creates a built in resistance to service Loads.