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Title: Concrete Q&A: Frequently Asked Post-Tensioning Question: Cracked Wedges and Reinforcement Inspection
Author(s): Post-Tensioning Institute staff
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 108
Abstract:1) During a concrete repair project to a post-tensioned (PT) structure, we removed the patching material in the stressing pocket and noticed cracking in the wedges. Do the wedges need to be replaced? 2) I’m an inspector for a municipal building department, and I recently encountered a foundation subcontractor that insisted on placing reinforcing bars just ahead of the flow of concrete coming out of the pump hose. Is that acceptable?
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