INTRODUCING LMS POST-TENSIONING (PT) SYSTEMS
LMS is now providing complete post-tension cable supply and install services.
Post-Tensioning (PT) is a method of strengthening concrete with high-strength steel cables. Greased cables are encased in a plastic sheathing, which is embedded in the concrete beam or floor slab. Once the concrete is hardened, the cables inside the sheathing are tensioned. This strengthens the concrete and minimizes deflection.
The use of PT allows for:
- Shallower beams
- Thinner floors
- Few columns
With PT, design engineers require significantly less reinforcing steel, reducing project costs and abbreviating construction schedules. PT systems are used extensively in U.S. jurisdictions and are widely seen as the most cost effective means of concrete reinforcement. It is used in all concrete structures, from driveways to high rises. And as the benefits of modern PT systems become better known to the Canadian construction community, its use continues to grow.
The LMS PT systems use the latest PT technology, meeting all of the requirements of the Michigan-based Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI). This extruded sheathing system is much improved over early PT systems and is accepted as the industry standard across North America today.
LMS dedicates a new, nearly 10,000 square foot warehouse to the production of these high quality PT products.