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

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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 your CCS representative or visit one of our six locations for pricing and availability.

Concrete Forms available at Chicago Contractor's Supply

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Be a Handset Panel ExpertConcrete Forms available at Chicago Contractor's Supply  

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:

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 major brands.

Full Crossmember

Handset Concrete FormingA larger 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.

Dado Slots

Four more dado slots along each side rail provides alternate tie and hardware locations – particularly valuable when stacking or “stepping” forms on footings.

Paint Options

Concrete ConstructionForms are available in 12 standard baked-on colors, which is ideal for company branding and/or identifying rental fleets. Custom colors are available on request.

Powder Coat

The smooth, extra tough baked-on SurePly form finish makes cleaning easier and provides more long-term protection than dip-tank painting, common with other brands.

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

Renovation options include plywood removal, shot-blasting and painting. These “like-new” frames are then refaced to your specification before going back into service.

Contact your CCS representative or visit one of our six locations for pricing and availability.

 

Keep Rebar Off the Deck!

Call CCS for Bar Support!

Slab Bolster

CCS Rebar Bar Support SBU Slab Bolster Upper

Slab Bolster is used to support rebar and mesh at the proper elevation in concrete slabs. The legs are spaced 5” on-center and spot-welded to resist bending. When a runner wire is spot-welded to the feet along the full length it becomes Slab Bolster Upper. This provides support on soft surfaces or upper level rebar.

Standard heights from 3/4” to 4”, in 1/4” increments, with other fractional sizes available on request. Options include plastic-dipped or plastic-tipped feet, and/or an epoxy-coated or galvanized finish.

Continuous High Chair

CHC Continuous High Chair for Rebar Bar Support CCS

Continuous High Chair is also used to support rebar and mesh at the proper elevation in concrete slabs. The legs are spaced 7-3/4” on-center and spot-welded to resist bending. When a runner wire is spot-welded to the feet along the full length it becomes Continuous High Chair Upper. This provides support on soft surfaces or upper rebar levels.

Standard heights from 4” to 10”, in 1/2” increments, with other fractional sizes available on request. Options include plastic-dipped or plastic-tipped feet, and/or an epoxy-coated or galvanized finish.

Beam Bolster

Beam Bolster bar support products available at Chicago Contractor's Supply

Beam Bolster is used to support rebar at the proper elevation in beam form soffits. Legs are spaced 2-1/2” on-center and spot-welded to resist bending. When a runner wire is spot-welded to the feet along the full length it becomes Beam Bolster Upper. This provides support on upper rebar levels.

Standard heights from 3/4” to 4”, in 1/4” increments, with other fractional sizes available on request. Options include plastic-dipped or plastic-tipped feet, and/or an epoxy-coated or galvanized finish.

Contact your CCS representative or visit one of our six locations for pricing and availability.

Plain, Plastic-Dipped, and Plastic-Tipped Individual High Chairs

Have a Seat… I Mean a Chair…

An Individual High Chair!

Plain, Plastic-Dipped, and Plastic-Tipped Individual High Chairs

We have wire chairs that meet almost every project spec. Just give us the quantity, size and finish so we can get started on your order.

We have sizes from 1″ to 12″, in 1/2″ increments, with every fractional height in between.

We have Plain, Plastic-Dipped or Plastic-Tipped (pictured). We can also provide an optional epoxy coating or galvanized finish.

We designed the legs to span and straddle lower bars, while “cradling” upper bars at the specified elevation.

We spot-weld the chair legs to resist bending, maintaining proper concrete cover while supporting the rebar.

Learn more about all the SureBuilt Bar Support products we supply.
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Don’t Let Forming Taper Off!

Get the Taper Tie Size you Need

High-capacity Taper Ties spread out the tie spacing, reducing the number of ties… saving you time and money!

Make sure you realize all the benefits of gangforming with Taper Ties. You may need different sizes as wall dimensions change, but those costs are more than offset by the increase in forming productivity.

An assembly consists of the Taper Tie, two Flat Washers and two Wing Nuts. The safe working load of the Taper Tie can be matched to the forming system for the optimum tie configuration.

Click here for the Taper Ties data sheet.

Contact your CCS representative or visit one of our six locations for pricing and availability.

Big Gangs… Big Walers!

Just Build the Size You Need!

The end plates on each Butt Plate Waler have holes for full-moment, end-to-end connection. It’s easy to build the Waler you need.

Butt Plate Walers are available in 2′, 4′, 6′, 8′, 10′ and 12′ lengths. The possible Waler size combinations are enough for almost any gang.

Contractors put together lots of gangs, but they don’t always have the Waler size they need, the one thing that maximizes their productivity!

Click here for more on Walers, contact your CCS representative for pricing and availability, and start building the Walers you need.

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Coil Rod… When You Need It!

The size you need… in stock right now!CCS Chicago Contractors Supply has coil rod for concrete forming available in the size you need

You already know Coil Rod can be used for a variety of concrete forming applications, including ties, inner units, blind-side walls and other forming challenges.

But did you know CCS has all the sizes you need? Coil Rod is available in standard 12′ lengths, in all the typical diameters.

You might even want to keep a small supply on hand, but if you don’t, then we’ll be ready for the call. And don’t forget the Coil Nuts, standard or heavy-hex style.

Contact your CCS representative or one of our six locations for pricing and availability.

Click here to view/download Chicago Contractor’s Supply coil rod literature (PDF)

Big Project? We Can Help!

UIUC Hydro Lab and Smart Bridge

“A groundbreaking ceremony held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, marked the beginning of construction for a new building addition to the Hydrosystems Laboratory, of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). The laboratory will be expanded and modernized over the next two years in a $12 million project.

“The addition will contain more than 51,000 square feet , an increase of 125%, for classrooms, laboratory, collaboration space and offices. The project also includes a “Smart Bridge,” a suspension bridge connecting the Hydrosystems Laboratory addition to the Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory across the street.” (Story and image credit to University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign website.)

Steve Elger, General Superintendent, and Wes Diefendorf, Forming Superintendent, with Williams Brothers, needed to develop a scheme that would accomplish building two cores and four buttresses for the Smart Bridge. The project was complicated by the close proximity of the sheet piling for the excavation and portions of the core being adjacent to the existing building.

In all, over 5,000 square feet of formwork, 22 rollback frames and 7 swing platforms were supplied by the CCS Form Rental yard.

The Form Rental brochure highlights all the options.

Contact your CCS representative or one of our six locations for form rental options.

Oh, Well.. That’s Just Grate…

Looking for a Safe Way Out?!

Do the building codes in your area require residential basements to have an escape window? If the answer is yes, then you should call CCS for the window wells, ladders and grates.

Window Wells allow access to the basement or below-grade space by acting as a barrier to the surrounding backfill. Each corrugated well is made with 18-gauge galvanized steel for durability and corrosion resistance. The top and bottom edges are rolled to eliminate sharp edges and support a person standing on the ladder or grate.

HD Egress Ladders are designed for emergency situations. The ladder can be used to escape from the basement or as an access option for emergency personnel. The hooked ends of the ladder hang over the rim, supporting the ladder inside the well. The HD Egress Ladders are available in 4’, 5’ and 6’ heights.

Grates keep people and objects from falling into the well. The grate is made of rolled steel angle, with welded steel safety bars, in a variety of color finishes. Optional mesh grates with smaller openings are also available to keep leaves and other debris out of the well.

Don’t Settle for a Tie…

Go for the Win!

CCS has all the form tie styles, sizes, capacities and options you need for your next concrete forming project.

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

And don’t forget the hardware!

We have Jahn-style Clamps, Wedge Bolts, Plate Washers, Coil Nuts and Euro Wing Nuts… all the things that hold the ties and forming system together.

Contact your CCS representative or visit one of our six locations for pricing and availability.