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.