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Renovate and Always be Rental-Ready!

Repair worn and damaged equipment at a fraction of the cost of replacement. The SureBuilt renovation team is ready to inspect, recondition and reface your concrete forming systems to original factory specifications and appearance.

Form renovation can be performed on steel-frame, plywood-face, handset systems, including the Ellis Pro-Form, EMI Elite, Symons Steel-Ply and SureBuilt SurePly brands.

Form renovation will include the following steps:

  • Remove plywood from frames
  • Inspect and sort frames
  • Spot-weld frames (incidental, only as needed)
  • Shot-blast frames
  • Powder-coat frames (12 standard color options)
  • Install new 1/2” Birch plywood or 1/2″ HDO plywood

Form renovation does not include:

  • Inbound or outbound freight charges
  • Replacement crossmembers, end rails, handles, etc.
  • Additional welding at hourly rate

If you prefer to renovate on your own, maybe when your crew has some downtime, then be sure to ask about frame-ready, cut-to-size birch plywood and attachment rivets. Contact your SureBuilt representative or fill out the Request a Quote form to learn more or get your forming equipment on the renovation schedule!



And Everything In-between!

The all-American form available in 12 optional colors. Try getting that from one of the other suppliers.

As these “suppliers” source panels in Asia and companies shut down US production altogether, it seems you’re being left with fewer choices… but not when it comes to SureBuilt!

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

  • High-carbon 55,000 PSI structural US steel
  • Rugged frame with 45% more contact weld
  • Full 2”x2” crossmember 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 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 compatible with “other” handset forming systems, including Ellis Pro-Form, EMI Elite and Symons Steel-Ply.

Click here for more SurePly and Form Tie information, then contact us for pricing and availability.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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!

 

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!

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.