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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.

Take a Look at All the Options!

Your customers will be floored by the new dowel and joint systems for concrete slabs and pavements. Stop searching for suppliers and call SureBuilt right now!

Taper Dowels

The diamond-shape Taper Dowel provides concrete joint stability, reliable load transfer and smooth slab-to-slab transition, without restraining floor movement. The plastic sleeve is nailed to lumber edge forms before concrete placement and the steel plate slides into the sleeve after the forms are removed.

Dowel Baskets

The Dowel Basket is a cost-effective assembly for large-scale floors and pavements. Each twelve-foot assembly is built to match the dowel spacing shown in the project specifications. The plastic sleeve allows movement and the flat plate provides maximum bearing and smooth slab-to-slab transition.

Steel Edge Nosing

High-traffic industrial floors and pavements require precise load transfer, joint stability and joint protection. These requirements are met with an assembly that includes the steel edge, studs, dowel plates and full-depth channel. The leave-in-place design eliminates conventional slab edge forming costs.

Dowel Sleeves – Construction Joint (CJ)

Positioning dowels with lumber edge forms is easy with the plastic Dowel Sleeve and Nailing Plate. The plate is simply nailed to the form and the sleeve is pushed onto the plate. When the lumber edge forms are removed, a smooth steel dowel is placed into the exposed sleeve for the adjoining concrete slab.

Dowel Sleeves – Expansion Joint (EJ)

Positioning dowels with leave-in-place expansion board, like cedar or polypropylene, is easy with this Dowel Sleeve. Expansion boards are pre-drilled for proper spacing and the sleeves are snapped into place. The integrated collar tabs keep each sleeve in position and perpendicular to the board face.



Diamond-Shaped Taper DowelThe size and diamond-shape of the Taper Dowel provides joint stability, load transfer and smooth slab-to-slab transition, without restraining floor movement.

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.

Contact a SureBuilt representative for more information about the Taper Dowel and other Floor Dowel and Joint Systems.

New Dowel Basket for Slabs!SureBuilt Dowel Basket Assembly, an engineered laod-transfer system for concrete construction joints and pavements

We know how to make ’em… and we’re making a lot of ’em… the sparks are really flying!

The new Dowel Basket provides joint stability, load transfer and slab transition, in a single cost-effective assembly. You’ll be surprised by all the sales opportunities hiding in concrete floors and pavements.

Dowel Baskets are recommended for joints up to 0.20” wide and suitable for all types of ground level concrete floors, slabs or pavements:

  • A unique high-density plastic sleeve and steel plate, with engineered spacing, optimizes the steel and geometry for efficient load SureBuilt Dowel Baskets are suitable for all types of ground level concrete slabs, such as jointed floors, flatwork and pavement.transfer.
  • The plate provides for maximum bearing, bending and punching resistance, while managing typical concrete curling and shrinking.
  • Considered to be an acceptable method in accordance with ACI 302.1R Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction and ACI 360 Design of Slabs-on-Ground.

Click here for to see all the Floor Dowels and Joints Systems available at SureBuilt.

Click here to view or download the Floor Dowel and Joint System brochure (PDF)

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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.

 

SureBuilt Concrete Floor Dowel Systems

Dowel BasketsPlate dowel assemblies for efficient load transfer in concrete floors and pavement contraction joints.

We know how to make ’em… and we’re already making a lot of ’em… so start blitzing your market right now!

A properly installed Dowel Basket provides joint stability and load transfer, in a single cost-effective assembly.

You’ll be surprised by all the product sales opportunities hiding in concrete floors, slabs and pavements.

Contact your SureBuilt representative for more information about Dowel Baskets and other floor dowel products.

The diamond-shaped Taper Dowel is an engineered load transfer system for horizontal movement in concrete floors.

The Taper Dowel set includes a plastic void sleeve and dowel plate. The sleeve is nailed to the edge form before concrete placement. After the forms are removed, the dowel plate is inserted in each sleeve in preparation for the adjoining slab.

A properly installed Taper Dowel minimizes joint spalling, eliminates tripping hazards and improves joint filler appearance.

The Taper Dowel is recommended for joints up to 3/4” wide and is suitable for all types of ground level concrete floors, slabs or pavements:

  • A unique plastic sleeve and steel plate, used in combination, creates an engineered load transfer doweling system for concrete flatwork.
  • The flat diamond-shape provides maximum surface bearing, bending and punching resistance, without the slab interlock risk common with other methods.
  • Acceptable method in accordance with ACI 302.1R Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction and ACI 360 Design of Slabs-on-Ground.

Be sure to contact SureBuilt for more information about the Taper Dowel and other new doweling products.