Diamond-Shaped Taper DowelThe size and diamond-shape of the Taper Dowel provides joint stability, load transfer and smooth slab-to-slab transition, without restraining floor movement.

The size and diamond-shape of the Taper Dowel provides joint stability, load transfer and smooth slab-to-slab transition, without restraining floor movement.

A set includes the void sleeve, nails and dowel plate. The sleeve is nailed to a lumber edge form before concrete placement. After the form is removed, a dowel plate is inserted into each sleeve in preparation for the adjoining slab.

The Taper Dowel is recommended for joints up to 0.20” wide and is suitable for all types of grade-level concrete floors, slabs or pavements. A properly installed Taper Dowel minimizes joint spalling, eliminates tripping hazards and improves joint filler appearance.

The Taper Dowel conforms to the ACI 302.1R Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction and ACI 360 Design of Slabs-on-Ground.

Contact a SureBuilt representative for more information about the Taper Dowel and other Floor Dowel and Joint Systems.

New Dowel Basket for Slabs!SureBuilt Dowel Basket Assembly, an engineered laod-transfer system for concrete construction joints and pavements

We know how to make ’em… and we’re making a lot of ’em… the sparks are really flying!

The new Dowel Basket provides joint stability, load transfer and slab transition, in a single cost-effective assembly. You’ll be surprised by all the sales opportunities hiding in concrete floors and pavements.

Dowel Baskets are recommended for joints up to 0.20” wide and suitable for all types of ground level concrete floors, slabs or pavements:

  • A unique high-density plastic sleeve and steel plate, with engineered spacing, optimizes the steel and geometry for efficient load SureBuilt Dowel Baskets are suitable for all types of ground level concrete slabs, such as jointed floors, flatwork and pavement.transfer.
  • The plate provides for maximum bearing, bending and punching resistance, while managing typical concrete curling and shrinking.
  • Considered to be an acceptable method in accordance with ACI 302.1R Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction and ACI 360 Design of Slabs-on-Ground.

Click here for to see all the Floor Dowels and Joints Systems available at SureBuilt.

Click here to view or download the Floor Dowel and Joint System brochure (PDF)

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Be a Handset Panel Expert!SurePly Handset Forming System. The most economical, most versatile, and most efficient way to form concrete!

A handset panel is the most economical, the most versatile, and the most efficient way of forming large or small concrete projects. Here are just a few of the more noteworthy features you should be sharing with your customers:

1000 PSF Rating

With nearly 20% more weld contact, SurePly side rails, end rails and crossmembers hold up better and need far less repair, than other brands.

Full Crossmember

Larger crossmembers provides 45% more plywood contact area compared to the 1-3/8” crossmember of other brands. More support reduces “pillowing” for a better finish.

Dado Slots

Four more dado slots along each side rail provides alternate tie and hardware locations – particularly valuable when stacking or “stepping” forms.

Paint Options

Forms are available in 12 standard baked-on colors, which is ideal for company branding and/or identifying rental fleets. Custom colors on request.

Baked-On Powder Coat

The smooth, extra tough baked-on SurePly form finish provides easier cleaning and more long-term protection than dip-tank painting, common with other brands.

Long-Lasting Birch Plywood

All SurePly panels and fillers include 1/2″ birch plywood. This hardwood species, 9-ply design and 220/220 overlay provides a sturdier and longer-lasting form face.

More Productivity

Two 2×8 panels are the equivalent contact area of a 4×8 sheet of plywood, yet they can be moved, placed, tied, poured and stripped 75% faster than job-built forms.

Form Renovation Service

Renovation options include plywood removal, shot-blasting and painting. These “like-new” frames are then refaced to customer specification.

The entire SureBuilt Sales Team will be at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas!

SureBuilt Booth at World of Concrete 2019

World of Concrete 2019 Las Vegas, NV – SureBuilt Booth

We’re looking forward to renewing old friendships and making new ones.

Stop by booth N2027 to say hello!

We’re displaying some products you may be familiar with and featuring some new ones that you certainly need to become acquainted with:

SurePly (handset forming system)

Stud Rail (column-to-deck reinforcement)

Coil Ties (for plywood forming)

Snap Ties (for plywood forming)

Metal Rib (expanded metal mesh)

Floor Dowels (new doweling systems)

Tilt-Up (including engineering services)

Pipe Braces (big sizes, quick turnaround)

Taper Ties (for most gangform systems)

Walers (butt plate and double channel)

SureBuilt Concrete Construction Products Overview Brochure

If you can’t make it to the show this year, then contact your SureBuilt representative for information about the latest products, pricing and availability.

Be sure to check the News section on our website regularly for all the latest posts.

The Concrete Construction Products brochure summarizes all the SureBuilt products.


I Mean a High Chair!

When your customers need High Chairs, start with SureBuilt.Individual High Chairs for supporting reinforcement bars in concrete

We have chairs that meet almost every project spec. Just give us the quantity, size and finish so we can get started on your order.

We have sizes from 1″ to 12″, in 1/2″ increments, with any fractional height in between.

We have Plain, Plastic-Dipped or Plastic-Tipped (pictured). We can also provide an optional epoxy coating or galvanized finish.

We designed the High Chair legs to span and straddle lower bars, while “cradling” upper bars at the specified elevation.

We spot-weld the chair legs to resist bending, maintaining proper concrete cover while supporting the rebar.

Check the Price List for more information or contact your SureBuilt representative to learn about all the Bar Support products we offer.

Go For The Win!

We’ve been making all kinds of ties, for all kinds of concrete forming systems, for a very long time. We have all the different styles, sizes, capacities and options you need for your customers and their project requirements.SureBuilt Concrete Form Ties

And don’t forget the hardware!

We have Jahn-style Clamps, Plate Washers, Coil Nuts, Wedge Bolts, Inner Units and Euro Wing Nuts… all the things that hold the ties and forming system together.

Check the Price List for styles, sizes, capacities and options, then contact your SureBuilt representative for pricing and availability.

With Snap Tie Forming!

Job-built forming with snap ties and plywood

Job-built forming with plywood, 2×4 lumber, Snap Ties and Jahn-style brackets, is popular on many construction sites around the country. Though only a few components are required, sufficient time and labor are necessary to plan, mark, cut and drill the plywood.

Jahn-style Waler Brackets are the preferred choice of many concrete contractors. This bracket centers and captures the tie, while supporting a 2×4 waler across the top. An “ear” plate swivels to secure the assembly for concrete placement.

Snap ties are used for job-built forming with plywood

Short-end (SE) Snap Ties are used for single 2×4 waler setups. Long-end (LE) Snap Ties are used for waler/strongback combinations. Odd-end (OE) Snap Ties are used when forming with a single waler on one side and a waler/strongback combination on the other side. All Snap Ties are made to break back below the concrete wall surface.

When long-end ties are used, the Jahn-style Strongback Bracket is needed. This bracket captures the tie, horizontal 2×4 waler and vertical 2×4 strongbacks. An “ear” plate swivels to secure the assembly for concrete placement.


Stud Rail Now ICC Compliant!

Not just any manufacturer can go out and get an ICC certification of compliance — doing so for Stud Rail DSA required resources and dedication.

SureBuilt was up to the task — Stud Rail has been thoroughly evaluated and is now ICC compliant.

The stated mission of the ICC Evaluation Service is to perform “technical evaluations of building products, components, methods and materials,” so this compliance establishes a baseline for quality with the following benefits:

  • Trust – The ICC, a neutral organization, provides an independent, third-party validation. This proves the product is compliant with codes and standards nationwide.
  • Education – The ICC compliance can reduce the specification approval process on each project, helping distributors quickly identify and propose the correct product solution.

  • Credibility – An ICC technical staff member evaluates data, such as raw material properties and performance testing, in addition to a manufacturing process review, to ensure compliance.

You can propose Stud Rail DSA with even greater confidence. Download the Stud Rail brochure, send us a set of plans or call your SureBuilt representative for more information.


Proudly manufactured in the United States of America (Bellwood, IL

If you’re not following SureBuilt on LinkedIn, then you’re missing some great stories!

Just read what Chad Czerwinski, Project Superintendent at Concrete Structures of the Midwest, had to say:High-rise cores quickly take shape with the SureBuilt Self-Riser Core climbing formwork system

“Formwork coming down means we are all but finished up here in Evanston. I appreciate all the help from SureBuilt Concrete Forms & Accessories. They never disappoint with their self-risers.”

High-rise cores quickly take shape with the Self-Riser, a “crane-free and pain-free” approach to core forming.

There’s really nothing left to add… just contact us when you have a self-riser forming project to discuss.

You can follow SureBuilt on LinkedIn, download the Self-Riser brochure or get a set of plans and contact your SureBuilt representative!


Learn More at the Tilt-Up Expo in Atlanta!

Plan on attending the TCA 2019 International Tilt-Up Convention and Expo in September. We’re featuring more innovative tilt-up ideas to make your projects go even faster… stop by the SureBuilt exhibit, Booth #203, to learn how things are tilting in your favor!


Slant Anchor – A unique assembly that connects panels to foundations… no welding or bolting! (U.S. Patent Pending)


Brace Bolt Insert – All-in-one design that includes the insert, bolt and locator cap… no missing hardware. (U.S. Patent Pending)


HGA Bracket – Connect helical ground anchors to braces without removing shoes… no need to disassemble braces! (U.S. Patent Pending)


SureLift (SL) Insert – High-strength lifting insert with removable plastic locator, void former and adjustable feet. (U.S. Patent Pending)


Form Bracket – Reusable and reversible support  for lumber edge forms… nail it or glue it, scrape it and stack it! (U.S. Patent Pending)


Dowel Basket – Engineered load transfer dowel/sleeve for smooth joint transition on concrete slabs. (U.S. Patent Pending)


And be sure to ask about SureBuilt Engineering Services… we’re ready to help with plans, specifications and panel details on tilt-up projects throughout North America.