Post-Tensioned Concrete - Tracks
When faced with extreme weather or poor soil conditions, traditional running track asphalt bases can have a tendency to heave, settle, or crack — all of which can affect your surface performance and safety.
The solution? A post-tensioned concrete substrate system. Renowned for long-term durability, our innovative technique involves encasing sheathed cables in a concrete slab, then stressing and locking those cables in place once the concrete sets. This creates a durable solution which leads to reduced repair and maintenance costs, often required with an asphalt base.
WITH POST-TENSIONED CONCRETE, YOU CAN:
- Span unstable soil
- Increase resistance to settling and heaving
- Provide a consistent slope for drainage
- Create a stable, aesthetic concrete edge
- Eliminate potential liability due to structural cracking
REMAINS DURABLE IN POOR SOIL CONDITIONS
If expansive soil starts to move, the concrete slab actually floats and performs independently due to constant cable compression.
The post-tensioned slab is kept in a constant state of compression, so it remains durable and stable during weather fluctuations and extreme conditions.
Reduces water holding areas and provides consistent slope allowing for a highly competitive surface.
MAKES USE OF EXISTING SITES
Reduces removal costs and potential unforeseen subgrade conditions.