Spartanburg-based Tindall is opening a dedicated production line at their Virginia manufacturing plant for their patented precast concrete floor slab system, Tindall Superior Lightweight All-Purpose Beam — the company’s trademarked T-SLAB product.
The company says T-SLAB offers superior performance and constructability over both cast-in-place and hollow-core precast concrete in a single, completely precast concrete product. Tindall now will offer the only floor slab system of its kind in the country to the Virginia, Washington, D.C., and other Mid Atlantic market areas, according to a news release.
“Tindall can develop nearly every precast product imaginable, but T-SLAB is the missing piece in achieving our cost-competitive, total precast system,” Greg Force, president and CEO of Tindall, said in the news release. “The system’s benefits ultimately reduce construction time and costs, crucial factors to consider when it comes to choosing a construction partner.”
Tindall is licensed to provide the T-SLAB flooring system in 10 states: Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. Starting in June 2020, Tindall’s South Carolina Division has supplied T-SLAB products to multiple Tindall location territories, including their own. Tindall’s Mississippi Division is scheduled to have slab production online before the end of the year, making T-SLAB readily available for projects across the majority of Tindall’s operational footprint, according to the release.
T-SLAB capitalizes on arch design principles by using super lightweight concrete to serve as blocks over which structural concrete is poured, leveraging the arch effect for load distribution, while capitalizing on longitudinal prestressing for total span capability, the company says. Multiple slab thicknesses enable T-SLAB to achieve optimal spans in the range of 30 feet to 45 feet, supporting typical commercial and residential floor loads.
The slabs provide superior fire resistance and sound insulation, while offering greater design flexibility and construction enhancement than other competing systems, the news release stated. The T-SLAB production process enables the inclusion of conduits, solid zones as may be structurally or functionally required, and holes for ducts and drains. When combined, these capabilities make T-SLAB a cost-effective and schedule-friendly system, good for mixed-use, dorm, multi-family residential, office or hotel construction and other potential applications.
Tindall Corp. is one of the largest precast concrete manufacturers in North America. Tindall’s two business groups have facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Southeastern and South-Central United States. Tindall provides engineering, manufacturing, shipping and installation solutions for precast, prestressed concrete systems and underground utility structures.