LENTON® FORM SAVER Eliminates Protruding Dowel Bars in Segmental Pours
Oct 01, 2013 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOLON, Ohio – Dowel bars, the reinforcing steel that protrudes through formwork, have long been the traditional method for joining bars in segmental pours. Many contractors and construction product suppliers have discovered that dowel bar substitutes can improve their schedules and the bottom line by eliminating costly form repair, bending and rebending rebar and reducing protruding dowel hazards. LENTON® FORM SAVER is ideal for eliminating protruding dowel bars in segmental pour applications and temporary openings. It is uniquely designed with the LENTON® tapered thread, factory installed thread protector and a mounting plate for easy attachment to the form.
These exclusive dowel bar assemblies from ERICO provide continuity and structural integrity to reinforced concrete construction. The taper threaded design, like the complete family of LENTON® couplers, provides load path continuity in tension, compression and stress reversal applications.
LENTON FORM SAVER splices outperform dowel bars because of their ability to develop strength requirements independent of concrete. Their ease of installation, consistent performance and durability add value and integrity to any segmental pour application. They are ideal for applications, such as slip and jump forming, segmental pours, stairwells, equipment hatch openings, tower crane openings, slabs and bridge decks.
LENTON FORM SAVER mechanical splices provide superior performance well beyond the yield strength of the reinforcing bar. They have been shown to be compliant with ACI® and IBC® Types 1 and 2 with multiple rebar types and grades, including grade 75 and grade 80. LENTON FORM SAVER also meets the requirements of AASHTO®, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and numerous State Departments of Transportation. It is recognized by both IAPMO (Report 0129) and ICC (ER3967) evaluation services.
For more information or a copy of the IAPMO or ICC reports, please call 1-800-248-2677 or visit www.erico.com.
ERICO is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of superior engineered electrical and fastening products for niche electrical, mechanical and concrete applications.. The company is headquartered in Solon, Ohio, USA with operations in more than 30 countries and sales and distribution facilities worldwide. ERICO products are sold under market-leading brands: CADDY® fixing, fastening and support products; ERICO® electrical grounding, bonding and connectivity products; and LENTON® engineered systems for concrete reinforcement.
AASHTO is a registered trademark of American Association of State Highway and transportation Officials. ACI is a registered trademark of the American Concrete Institute. IBC is a registered trademark of the International Code Council Inc. IAPMO is a registered trademark of International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials.
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ERICO International Corporation
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