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.
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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 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.
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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.
Dowel Baskets – Plate dowel assemblies for efficient load transfer in concrete floors and pavement contraction joints.
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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.