09:25PM | 05/08/01
Member Since: 04/10/01
7 lifetime posts
My plumber cut a post tension cable when jack hammering my concrete slab to install new bathroom drain lines. I want to insure this cable is repaired properly. Anyone know the correct method ?


02:49AM | 05/09/01
Member Since: 01/28/01
171 lifetime posts
jack3425 - Do you have access to the ends of the cables? Are the cables grouted in or loose in conduit?


01:27PM | 05/09/01
Member Since: 04/10/01
7 lifetime posts
The cable runs through a plastic protector. I assume there is access to the ends at the front and rear of the house.


02:57AM | 05/10/01
Member Since: 01/28/01
171 lifetime posts
The basic idea is simple. Slide out the broken cable, slide in the new cable, add nuts and washers to each end and tighten. The tough part is the details. You may have to break some concrete to get access to the ends of the cables. You have to find someone to sell one cable with nuts,etc. You have to find out the proper tension. Too low, it doesn't do anything. Too high you can crack the concrete. This may be a job where hiring a contractor is much easier if more expensive.


06:28AM | 05/16/01
Member Since: 04/10/01
7 lifetime posts
Great suggestion. My plumber hired a post-tension cable repair contractor who replaced one half of the cable, used a special coupling at the cut point to secure the new and old cables together, then applied the proper pressure. A simple (for him) $300 repair.


05:10PM | 03/02/04
Member Since: 03/01/04
2 lifetime posts
My firm does this repair all the time. It requires special harware called a "splice-chuck."

Write me if you are interested

Trent Fuller

Owner / President


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Even if you turn off your electronics whenever you're not using them, they continue to use energy until you unplug them. S... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... For some decorative recycling, consider burying old bottles upside down to create edging for your garden beds and walkways... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon