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!


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.


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.


Your Forms… Your Color!

Just About Any Color!

Contractors often have their trucks and other vehicles marked with a logo and painted in the company color.

So why wouldn’t they want their forming and shoring equipment to match?!

The powder-coated equipment  becomes part of the contractor’s “fleet” and visible on every project in town.

SureBuilt is powder-coating products in different colors all the time. We have the bare frames for your next order in stock right now.

Download the Color Options data sheet and show your customers how to set themselves apart!

Join the Panel Discussion!

Be a Concrete Form Panel Expert!

A handset panel is the most economical, the most versatile, and the most efficient way of forming large or small projects!

Here are just a few of the more noteworthy features you should be sharing with your customers:

Rated 1000 PSF System
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 2” Crossmember
A full 2” crossmember provides 45% more plywood contact area compared to the 1-3/8” crossmember of other brands. More support reduces “pillowing” for a better finish.

Additional 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.

What unique panel features did we miss? Send us a message with a feature that hasn’t already been mentioned and we’ll be sure to send you some SureBuilt swag!

Don’t Settle for a Tie…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.

  • HD Loop Ties
  • HD Loop Ties w/Cones
  • X-Flat Ties
  • Base Ties
  • HD Gangform Ties
  • Combination Ties
  • Self-Centering Ties
  • Aluminum Form Ties
  • Residential Form Ties
  • Snap Ties – Long End
  • Snap Ties – Short End
  • Snap Ties – Odd End
  • Coil Ties
  • 15mm Ties
  • She-Bolts
  • Taper 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.

When Your Back is to the Wall…Go with a Weld-On Pivot Bracket!

The WeldOn Pivot Bracket makes any one-sided wall forming job easier.

The bracket can be welded to steel piles, beams or embeds at tie elevations. The pivot adjustment, angled in either direction, aligns the coil rod with the forming system. When properly installed by a certified welder, the bracket exceeds the capacity of the pivot bar and coil rod.

The WeldOn Pivot Bracket consists of a slotted bent plate and threaded pivot bar. The coil rod matching the pivot bar and forming system is sold separately.

To insure proper tie capacity, the coil rod must thread through the pivot bar a minimum of one diameter of the rod. An easy way to accomplish this is to position the coil rod tie  perpendicular to the piling, then thread it through the bracket and pivot bar until it contacts the piling.

Contact your SureBuilt representative to discuss the details of the WeldOn Pivot Bracket for one-sided wall forming situations.

Radius Forming Made Easy!

SureBuilt – SureCurve RC Forming System

Concrete tanks and curved walls quickly take shape with the new SureCurve™ RC forming system!

Each SureCurve panel has a series of turnbuckles that flex the form to a desired radius. Panels can then be joined and stacked to create large gangs.

The large SureCurve gangs are assembled with a lever-action connecting clamp. This reduces assembly time and simplifies any reconfiguration.

The connecting clamp, in combination with three interior and exterior panel sizes, can be used to form a radius as small as 10’.

Click here for the SureCurve RC brochure, check the Price List for part numbers and costs, and contact your SureBuilt representative to get something started.

Double channel steel walers turn everyday panels into productive gangform systems

butt plate walers

Butt Plate Walers, bolted together end-to-end, are used to support this large wood beam gang.

SureBuilt Double Channel Steel Walers

Contractors own lots of different forming equipment, but they don’t always own enough Walers… the one thing that can really maximize forming productivity!

Walers are used to align panels, carry taper tie loads and maximize the surface area of each gang. Depending on the type of panel and contractor preference, there are several waler alternatives.