CTS Cement
APPLICATIONS

POST-TENSIONING

Concrete for producing prestressed concrete, masonry and other structural elements.
Post-tensioned construction is engineered to improve the long-term performance of a cast-in-place concrete structure using distinctive reinforcement methods. This construction method is used in a wide variety of structures, from buildings to bridges, parking structures to slabs-on-ground. Rapid Set®’s complete line of high-performance repair and maintenance products ensure timely return to service of existing structures and critical revenue generating areas. Komponent® shrinkage-compensating concrete solutions integrate with post-tensioned designs to improve construction efficiency, long-term structural behavior, and durability while offering both initial and long-term cost savings while simplifying design and constructability.
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Concrete Home is Forty Years Young

Southem California is said to have four distinct seasons: Summer, Wildfire, Landslide and Earthquake. So when Ed Rice built his home in 1963, he used all-concrete construction to ensure his family would enjoy comfort and year­round safety, withstanding the ravages of nature. Product used was Type K shrinkage-compensating cement.

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Improving Concrete Durability

The ability to place large, concrete monolithic structures without contraction joints, construction seams, or shrinkage cracks makes shrinkage-compensating comcrete an ideal choice.

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Shrinkage Compensating Concrete Designs

Today’s design, engineering, and construction professionals face a host of complex construction challenges. A vast majority of construction projects incorporate the use of concrete for its versatility, durability, and sustainability. This article discusses how Type K shrinkage-compensating cement improves the concrete by overcoming drying shrinkage cracking, reducing permeability, and improving sulfate resistance.

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Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete in Post-Tension Buildings (Part 2 of 2)

This is the second of a two-part article with case studies of four projects that show the effective use of shrinkage-compensating concrete to mitigate restraint-to-shortening (RTS) cracking in post-tensioned concrete buildings. Product used was Type K shrinkage-compensating cement.

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Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete in Post-Tensioned Buildings (Part 1 of 2)

This is the first of a two-part article with case studies of four projects that show the effective use of shrinkage-compensating concrete to mitigate restraint-to-shortening (RTS) cracking in post-tensioned concrete buildings. Product used was Type K shrinkage-compensating cement.

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Waterproofing Without Membrane

Forty years after completion, a post-tensioned shrinkage-compensating concrete mat foundation is still solid and watertight. Product used was Type K shrinkage-compensating cement.

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