Product: Dowel Cradles
Product Details: Dowel Cradles are prefabricated load transfer systems that are placed at perfect heights and centres then left in place prior to a pour. Dowel Cradles are designed to ensure load transfer in the construction of contraction joints. They can be made to suit any size or shape dowels and plates as to meet the requirements of any application.
Dowel Cradles allow for slab movement thereby eliminating the major cause of shrinkage cracks in joints as well as reducing the vertical displacement of the slab. Systems consist of a positioning wire cradle and load transfer apparatus. Dowels and sleeves are balanced by the cradle, aligned perfectly as specified and suspended in position awaiting the pour. This ensures exact spacing, positing and alignment of each individual dowel and sleeve. The wire cradle is engineered to set the height of the dowel in the slab together with the distances between the centres of each dowel.
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