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Post Tension Foundation
A post tension slab uses
sleeved cables instead of the
conventional rebar and wire
mesh. The cables are placed
on chairs in the foundation.
These cables are placed in two
different directions
perpendicular to each other.
This will form a grid with a
constant spacing. After the
slab is poured and is allowed
to cured for a specific time,
tension is applied to the
cables, which then becomes
the structural support for the
slab
      
Pier Foundation
A pier foundation is used with
a wood foundation. A
continuous spread footing can
be poured or individual pier
pads poured in concrete. The
pier pads can be different
sizes depending on the
building design. This
particular type of foundation is
beneficial when the foundation
needs to be high above
ground due to design or
building lot elevation
Spread Footing Foundation
The spread footing
foundation involves digging
and pouring footings before
the foundation is formed or
blocks are laid on the footings.
Monolithic Foundation
A monolithic foundation is a
specific type foundation that
requires only one pouring of
concrete. This common
foundation will require certain
foundation products. These
will include form boards, poly,
re-bar, rod chairs, wire mesh,
anchor bolts, tie wire, and
maybe stirrups.
Monolithic Foundation
Spread Footing Foundation
Pier Foundation
Post Tension Foundation