Post Tension Cables

Solutions for Post-Tensioning Repair

Because of the technical and safety precautions required in repairing highly-stressed post tension tendons, knowledge of proper repair techniques is critical to maintaining the integrity and safety of the structure, and those around it. WSI’s approach to repairing post-tensioning tendons in buildings, water containment structures, bridges, and dams recognizes these needs and includes a holistic view of the structure’s behavior—combined with understanding the root cause of the post-tensioning challenge.

Industry-Leading Specialty Contracting Expertise

WSI has earned a reputation as one of the industry’s leading contractors dedicated to the repair of post-tensioned systems within concrete structures. We have established stringent technical guidelines, tried and tested repair details, and quality standards for field repair procedures that not only lead to a successful repair project, but also meet our customers’ need.
These standards, along with an industry-leading safety program, instill confidence in clients looking for safe, quality, long-term solutions for their post-tensioned concrete repair problems.

Post-Tensioned Concrete – Evaluation and Repair Solutions

Post-tensioned (PT) concrete deteriorates due to corrosion of unbounded post-tensioning strands in the presence of moisture and air in voids along the cable sheaths.
Early identification and mitigation of corrosive conditions can significantly reduce the costs of major repairs and the risk of structural failure. Where previously, non-destructive tests and methods of corrosion protection were not available, Vector’s Post-Tech evaluation, drying, and grease injection systems of testing and protection can now be used.
Post-Tech PT Corrosion Evaluation is a patented non-destructive test that identifies, and indirectly measures the extent of probable current or future corrosion deterioration in heat sealed or push-thorough cables exposed to a “wet” or potentially corrosive environment.

Post-Tech PT Cable Drying is a corrosion mitigation process where the moist air from the PT cable is replaced by dry non-corrosive air. The process is monitored and the treatment is ended only when dry condition of the cable is confirmed. The PT cables that require this treatment are selected by the Post-Tech PT Corrosion Evaluation process.

Post-Tech PT Grease Injection is a proven cost-effective process where special rust-inhibiting grease is injected under high pressure into the PT cable sheath filling cable voids, cracks, and porous grouts along the PT cable. Post-Tech PT Grease Injection is performed right after the Post-Tech Cable Drying process to prevent or minimize further corrosion deterioration.

PT Repair and Replacement is the only option for PT cables that were identified as damaged during the Post-Tech PT Corrosion Evaluation process. The repair includes the replacement of entire deteriorated strands, the replacement and coupling of portions of strands, and anchorage repairs. WSI has the capabilities to perform the repairs as well as provide the appropriate calculations for the tensioning of the strands.

Applications:

Bridges
Parking Structures
Hi-Rise condominiums
Buildings (especially Balconies and Rooftops)

Benefits:

Early detection resulting in lower maintenance costs
Extension of structure life span
Confirmation and/or restoration of original design parameters
Increased safety