Bolt Together the Brace You Need!

There’s no need to stock every possible brace size when you can simply reconfigure components using a handful of nuts and bolts.

The secret to the Modular Brace is a plate-to-plate connection with four torqued bolts (min 150 ft-lbs). This turns a selection of components into a single fixed unit.

Conventional pipe braces “telescope” to reach different lengths, but that sliding movement creates “slop” inside the sleeve and reduces capacity. That’s why you’ve had to tie up your money in a range of different sizes.

Not anymore! The plate-to-plate bolting of these patent pending modular components creates a “girder effect” that provides different sizes, while maintaining the structural integrity and load capacity. That means more brace sizes, from fewer components… and less inventory!

Now you can bolt together the brace you need, then take it apart and build something else. Start with the 40′ length, add End Connectors, and you have a 41′ Brace. Need a different size? Take off an End Connector, bolt on a 10′ length, add back the End Connector, and you now have a 51′ Brace. Need an even longer size? Add another 10′ length and have a 61′ Brace.

Click for the Modular Brace data sheet, then call SureBuilt for the configurations, spacing, pricing and availability.

And Some Other Grate Stuff!

If you’re supplying concrete forms to construction sites with foundations, then why not provide the wells, ladders, grates and bucks, too?

Since egress requirements for below-grade escapes differ by region, SureBuilt can manufacture different shapes and sizes to be in compliance with local regulations. Round, square, stiff and typical arc shapes are available.

Window Wells

  • Made of heavy-duty 18-gauge USA steel
  • Corrugated for unique strength and durability
  • Galvanized on backfill side to resist corrosion
  • Good appearance, white finish on interior wall

Egress Escape Ladders

The heavy-duty design provides entry down into the well or exit from below grade living spaces. Heights include 4-Rung (48″), 5-Rung (60″), 6-Rung (72″) and 7-Rung (84″). Ladders can be painted in one of 12 color options.

Steel Grates

Stay on the safe side with Rebar Grates – made of angle iron that’s been rolled to match the well shape, and welded #3 safety bars capable of supporting over 400 lbs. Or choose the Mesh Grates to keep small debris from accumulating in the well. Grates can be painted in one of 12 color options.

Window Bucks

Window Bucks create the opening in the foundation wall. Once the concrete wall has been poured, the forms are disassembled and a window is installed in the frame created by the buck.

Check the Window Well brochure or Price List for common sizes. Become familiar with your local building codes, then contact us or request a quote.



Then You Signed Up for American-made Products!

If you or your customers qualified for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, then you certified that “To the extent feasible, I will purchase only American-made equipment and products.” That statement was part of the Borrower Application Form (page 2 excerpt, highlight added).

All of us, manufacturers, suppliers and contractors, should be looking for ways to put that statement into practice and support one another every chance we get.

Unlike other suppliers who routinely sell imported products, SureBuilt can help you hold up your end of the deal, and comply with that very important and very specific requirement.

Click here for American-made products, pricing and availability.

The Slant Anchor assembly connects tilt-up or precast panels to the foundation. The assembly includes a load-rated Slant Anchor, foam Void Former, high-strength Ductile Bar and pre-packaged Grout. […]

Dowel Baskets After Dark!

These Dowel Baskets are part of the new Lakeland Dragstrip Commercial Park in Florida. The basket provides the load transfer and smooth slab-to-slab transition needed for this 700,000 square foot project.

The site, now under construction, takes it’s name from an old drag strip that had been located on the property.

The patent-pending plastic sleeve allows movement and the steel plate provides bearing capacity, without the risk of slab interlock and cracking, to assure a high-quality slab.

Quick product availability from SureBuilt, in the size needed, made all the difference for T&T Construction, the contractor on this fast-paced project.

SureBuilt has Dowels suitable for all kinds of ground level concrete, including floors, slabs and pavements.

Is it possible that SureBuilt is the only remaining all-USA maker of handset forms?!

As more companies source panels in Asia and other companies shut down US production altogether, SureBuilt is still standing!

Maybe because it’s the only form with the following features:

  • High-carbon 55,000 PSI structural USA steel
  • Rugged frame with 45% more contact weld
  • Full 2”x2” crossmember support angle every foot
  • Added dado slots to make step footings easy
  • Integral handle for carrying and setting
  • Baked-on powder paint in 12 optional colors
  • Long-lasting 1/2” Birch plywood with 220/220 overlay
  • Safety reminder label on every panel
  • Panels in heights from 3’ to 10’, width 24”
  • Fillers in heights from 3’ to 10’, widths 1” to 22”

Or maybe because it’s an American form, made by American metalworkers, for American contractors and their crews.

Or maybe because it’s compatible with other handset systems, including Ellis Pro-Form, EMI Elite and Symons Steel-Ply.

Click here for the SurePly information, then call your SureBuilt representative right now for USA pricing and USA availability.

We’re glad to hear our 52′ Modular Braces performed when it counted most, as an earthquake hit Utah while Frontline Concrete‘s team was on site at their latest tilt-up project.

Appreciate the mention and honest feedback!

Presented by GluDown, Inc.

(Tilt-Up Construction Adhesives)

Just Let Us Know How We Can Help!

As we all adapt to the new, and hopefully temporary, conditions created by the COVID-19 outbreak, we wanted to let you know we’re open for business.

Construction has been identified as an essential industry by most government entities so we’re making the necessary arrangements to answer your calls and ship what you need.

At the same time, we’re practicing all the safety guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and public health agencies. Please do the same.

And as always, contact your local SureBuilt location, or Customer Service in Bellwood, at 708-493-9569, for more information.

The Stud Rail is Inside!

Projects from around the country have Stud Rail as part of the concrete substructure. Shouldn’t we be featuring a job, big or small, from your market area sometime soon?!

One Chicago Mixed-Use Development

  • Chicago, IL

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

  • New York, NY

Loews Kansas City Hotel

  • Kansas City, MO

Vista Tower and Hotel

  • Chicago, IL

Village Park Senior Living

  • Atlanta, GA

Reve Boulder Mixed-Use Development

  • Boulder, CO

Frisco Square Mixed-Use Development

  • Frisco, TX

Stud Rail is a double-headed stud anchor (DSA) reinforcement system, typically used for concrete deck-to-column connections. The system is designed to transfer load further into the concrete deck, create a larger shear area, and resist punching shear forces.

Using the Stud Rail system can eliminate the need for column capitals or drop heads. This can provide significant contractor savings, since these column details are difficult to form and place.



One Chicago

One Chicago SureBuilt Stud Rail DSA Concrete Construction Job

Javits Center

Jacob K. Javits Center Expansion Project Used SureBuilt's Stud Rail DSA Reinforcement System

Vista Tower

Vista Tower Chicago Mchugh Concrete SureBuilt Stud Rail DSA

Village Park

Village Park Senior Living Project Used SureBuilt Stud Rail DSA System supplied by CMC Rebar

Reve Boulder

Reve Boulder Structural Concrete Slabs Reinforced Around Columsn with SureBuilt Stud Rail DSA

See All 320,000 Square Feet of USA Production!

Concrete construction products have been made at our Bellwood, IL factory for more than 40 years. With more than 320,000 square feet under roof, there has been room to change and grow.

We always seem to be installing new equipment and updating existing work cells, making our ongoing “Made in USA” mission more efficient, effective and competitive.

The next time you’re planning to be near Chicago, just let us know so you can schedule a tour. You’ll be amazed at the size of our plant, skill of our team, and number of products we ship every day!

If you won’t be in the area anytime soon, then you can get a good idea of everything we do by watching some of the SureBuilt video collection.