6051 S. Indianapolis Rd., Whitestown, IN 46075
317-769-5503 (ph) | 317-769-3712 (fax)
6051 S. Indianapolis Rd.
Whitestown, IN 46075
Contact: Brad Hughey, email@example.com
CRACK CONTROL COLLAR SLAB RE-ENTRANT CRACK REDUCER FOR HOMEBUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS
Re-entrant corners in concrete slabs are highly susceptible to developing unsightly cracks. The Sanders Companies has a solution to minimize, or even eliminate, these concerns.
What are re-entrant corner cracks?
A re-entrant corner is anywhere within a slab foundation where a fixed object forms an angle of less than 180 degrees into the body of the slab. A common example of this is at inside corners of a building’s foundation. Other locations where unsightly cracks can occur are the corners of interior load supporting walls or columns. These two crack locations often develop during the initial curing stage shortly after the slab has been poured. Concrete, though extremely effective in compression, is not capable of handling moment-driven tension loads and will develop cracking where the highest concentration of tension loading occurs. Whether it is normal drying shrinkage, slab movement or non-uniform loading, tension stresses develop and cracking follows. Even in the most pristine building conditions, tension stresses cannot be completely eliminated.
How can The Sanders Companies’ Crack Control Collar help?
By using the Crack Control Collar,homebuilders and contractors can rest assured knowing the cracking caused by tension stresses will be minimized, if not completely eliminated. This patented, recycled product works by isolating the areas where high-tension stresses develop. The pre-formed curvature ultimately eliminates the slab’s re-entrant angle, thus eliminating the location where cracking would typically begin. By isolating the corner, the slab is allowed to move normally outside the high-tension zone, the chances of cracking are vastly reduced if not eliminated.
The Sanders Companies wants to partner with you.
Unfortunately,concrete cracks have become standard in our industry. Imagine never having to answer a question from a homeowner again about why their concrete is cracking. The Sanders Companies looks forward to working with you and providing a product that leaves your customers with a better slab and an improved peace of mind.