Post-Tensioned concrete was originally developed during the 1930’s, and made its way into the Tennis Industry in the late 70’s in Northern California where the soils are unstable and expansive. This method allows for large slabs to be constructed without joints, creating a monolithic slab that can bridge unstable soils or sub-bases. Post-tensioned concrete courts are reinforced by sheathed and greased steel cables that are placed within the slab. After the concrete has reached sufficient strength, the cables are tightened, placing the slab under permanent compression.
PT concrete courts are relatively unaffected by temperatures. If cracking does occur, the tensioned slab holds the cracks together and to a minimum. PT concrete courts require little maintenance other than recoating and have an extended useful life.
In 1987, Jonnie Deremo learned this method from the person that constructed the first PT courts in Northern California, and in 1988 General Acrylics constructed some of the first PT concrete courts in Arizona. Now Post-tensioned concrete is the preferred method for new court construction and rebuilding of old courts in Arizona and throughout the West. General Acrylics has over 27 years of experience in the construction and design build of Post-tensioned concrete courts.
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