See What You’ve Been Missing!

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!


Innovative Tilt-Up from SureBuilt!

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.

Every Day is Labor Day!

Just ask Bernardo and the Crew!

We’re making handset panels at SureBuilt every day, but samples of the red, white and blue panels seemed especially appropriate for Labor Day.

The 320,000 square feet of US-based production is proof of the contributions that our employees have made to the growth, capability, strength, productivity, and well-being of the country.

Be sure to honor American workers, past and present, this Labor Day!

Christmas in August?! Why Not!?

No Gift Wrapping, Just Banding!

SurePly forms and walers powder-coated Christmas red and green, the colors of the season. It looks like contractors are ordering their presents early this year… brand new SurePly forms and Walers… in the colors of the season!

If red and green aren’t your first choice, then choose one of the other ten color options.

And no matter the color, you always benefit from the labor-saving features built into every SureBuilt forming product.

Put together your own shopping list. What are you waiting for… Christmas?!

Contact your SureBuilt representative for colors, pricing and availability.


Don’t Bail… Propose Stud Rail!

Now Color-Coded for Each Level!

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

Stud Rail, a double-headed stud anchor (DSA) system, is used for these deck-to-column connections. The system is designed to transfer the load into the concrete deck, create a larger shear area around the column, and resist the punching shear forces or drop heads. This provides significant savings, since these column details are often difficult to form and place.

Each stud is double-headed so the load transfer is equal at the top and bottom of the assembly. Stud Rails are available in different sizes to match the engineered loads and color-coded for each level.

If you have a multi-story project and contractor that would benefit from a Stud Rail application, then get a set of plans and contact your SureBuilt representative.

We’re Tilting Things in Your Favor!

Learn more at the Tilt-Up Expo in Atlanta!

Innovative Tilt-Up Products

We plan on being in Atlanta for the TCA 2019 International Tilt-Up Convention and Expo in September. And we’re featuring more innovative tilt-up products to make your projects go even faster.

Stop by the SureBuilt exhibit, Booth #203, to learn how we’re tilting things in your favor. Here are just a few of the products you’ll see:

SureLift (SL) InsertAn effective panel lifting insert that develops high pull-out strength. A disposable plastic void former identifies the cap location and keeps concrete out of the recess. Slide-on plastic feet provide height adjustment and eliminate surface corrosion.

Slant AnchorA unique assembly that connects tilt-up panels to the foundation. The assembly includes a load-rated Slant Anchor, foam Void Former, high-strength Ductile Bar and prepackaged Flowable Grout… no welding or bolting required!.

Edge ConnectorA rebar-winged embed positioned at the panel edge (for later welding) and tied into the panel reinforcing steel… the “flat” provides for an accessible and longer welding surface between adjoining panels!

Edge Form BracketThe one-piece plastic design is molded with a triangular strut to support the panel edge during concrete placement… so stop cutting lumber for bracing  and start forming faster with this reusable bracket!

HGA BracketA quick connection point between helical ground anchors (HGA) and tilt-up braces. The Pipe Brace shoes bolt directly to the bracket and the sleeve attaches to the ground anchor… no need to disassemble Pipe Braces!

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.

Reduce Labor and Material Costs with Metal Rib!

Don’t Mesh Around… Get Metal Rib!Metal Rib - Stay in place Form

It’s time to give your customers a sample of Metal Rib and see how creative they can be. Here are just a few ideas to get them thinking:

– Easy to cut, lap, splice, bend and pierce; adapts to all kinds of forming, like footings, bulkheads, grade beams and pier caps.

– Saves time because the sheet remains in place, only the bracing is removed, eliminating form stripping.

Concrete Construction - Metal Rib Stay Form

– Simplifies forming joints so rebar operations can continue, or be revised, with minimal obstructions.

– Can be tied to existing rebar in structures, like grade beams and pier caps, to eliminate temporary supports.

– Provides a quick-to-install joint option in the event of ready-mix interruption or other unanticipated problems.

Make sure you always have Metal Rib leave-in-place mesh on hand. Add a skid to your next shipment.


Stock the Size… Get the Sale!

When is Coil Rod not needed on a forming job?!SureBuilt Coil Threaded Rod for Concrete Forming

Coil Rod is used for a variety of forming applications, including form ties, inner units and Coil Tie combinations. So why wouldn’t you have every size in stock?! And you should probably have Euro Rod in stock, as well.

It’s one of those items contractors expect you to always have on hand because it can be used in so many different forming situations.

It’s available in standard 12′ lengths, and in all the typical diameters. It’s also available cut-to-size, with optional left-hand thread, or even galvanized.

And don’t forget, you may need Flat Washers and Coil Nuts to complete the package.

Contact your SureBuilt representative right now and add a supply of Coil Rod and Euro Rod to your next shipment.


Proudly manufactured in Bellwood, IL.

Stack the Deck…

With Bridge Forming Products from SureBuilt!

Bridge Overhang BracketsSureBuilt's Bridge Overhang Bracket is an adjustable overhang deck support for both structural steel and precast concrete beams

The Bridge Overhang Bracket adjusts to fit both structural steel and precast concrete beams. The size and shape of the bracket is adjusted by changing the vertical and diagonal legs to meet the specific overhang forming requirements.

A Bracket Extension for wider overhangs, Guard Rail Receptacle for 2×4 uprights, and Wall Plate for wall mounting, are options adding to bracket versatility.

Exterior Hangers

Exterior and interior hangers are used for bridge deck concrete forming

Exterior Hangers generally use two types of end clips, a 45-degree end to support the overhang and a 90-degree end to support the interior. Hangers must always support the live load, dead load, forming load and/or finishing load.

There are several types of Exterior Hangers, including the Type 1-A, 2-A, 3-A, 4-A, 7-A, 8-A and 9-A, plus all the Half Hanger versions.

Interior Hangers

Interior Hangers are placed on top of the interior beams. Two 90-degree end clips support the surebuilt bridge deck hangerssuspended formwork between the beams. Hangers must always support the live load, dead load, forming load and/or finishing load.

There are several types of Interior Hangers, including the Type 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9, plus all the Half Hanger versions.

Download the Bridge Forming brochure to learn more.


Proudly manufactured in Bellwood, IL.

From the Ground Floor Up!

New SureBuilt dowel products

SureBuilt is penetrating a new sector of the concrete construction industry with the introduction of engineered joint stability systems for concrete floors. New dowel products from SureBuilt include the diamond-shaped Taper Dowel, Dowel Basket, and Steel Edge Nosing. High-traffic concrete floors and pavements require precise load transfer, smooth transition and joint protection. These requirements can be satisfied with these new joint stability systems.

The Taper Dowel is a diamond-shaped, engineered load transfer system for horizontal movement in concrete floor joints. The Dowel Basket is a wire and plate dowel assembly for efficient load transfer in concrete floor and pavement contraction joints. The Steel Edge Nosing is a free movement joint with a heavy duty steel edge to protect contraction joints in high traffic floors.

In industrial and commercial buildings, a critical design component is the long-term serviceability of a concrete floor slab. The rapid change in the logistics industry from larger, cushioned wheels to smaller, harder wheels on lift-trucks has greatly increased the problem of joint spalling in warehouse, retail, and manufacturing facilities. Spalled joints or cracks can significantly disrupt productivity, require expensive repair, and make facilities less desirable to potential new owners or tenants. A design that delivers proper joint stability and support is key to minimizing spalling and cracking in a concrete floor that is subject to wheeled traffic. Industry guidelines all recommend the use of load-transfer devices, such as dowels, in concrete floors with lift-truck traffic.