New home construction - the Post tension slab

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Setting the post tension slab on a new home - New home Construction 

I get asked quite a bit, what is a Post Tension slab and why is it so important when building a home. Well, a "post tension" slab is a concrete slab that has steel cables running through it, they have been placed under 33,000 plus or minus, pounds of tension.

This tension makes the concrete slab and foundation much stronger than concrete without reinforcement and it helps reduce cracking. The benefit of post-tensioned concrete, is its stronger, and more flexible than conventional steel-reinforced concrete. According to the "Concrete Network", post tensioning helps reduce cracking from shrinkage as the concrete dries, and hold together any cracks that do form.

Builders have been doing this since the 1960's, only problem was, back then, there was limited concrete in residential construction, where as nowadays, at least in my experience, its common place with all builders. 

If you'd like to pursue home ownership, with a new home community, reach out today! I have access to all new home communities in the valley and can help you through the process. Make sure I am with you the first time you visit a new home community, as I am here to protect your rights as a home owner. The builders "On site Agent" works for the builder, not YOU. To them, you are merely a NUMBER. With me, you are a client for life that will always come first when dealing with a new home community.


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Chris Dunham
The Real Estate Guy™


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Brokers Hub Realty

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