City of Loveland 29th Street 5 MG Tank
Ditesco is currently managing construction of a new 5.5 million gallon post-tensioned water storage tank in Loveland, CO. Our team has provided resident engineering and inspection services since July 2020 with an anticipated completion date in June of this year!
This type of tank construction requires steel strands to be run through the floor slab, walls, and lid after the concrete has been placed and post-tensioned with a hydraulic ram to increase compression and concrete strength. By utilizing this design method, not only can the amount of concrete used be minimized, but it allows for the walls to be thinner without compromising strength.
Since the use of post-tensioning is not common in our daily operations, it has provided an excellent learning opportunity. While tank work was ongoing, our team provided training opportunities for some of the new team members, including our spring interns. These trainings discussed the post-tensioning process, advantages to this type of construction, and why the process was used for this water storage tank.