Understanding how to pour and handle concrete safely and efficiently goes a long way toward getting the job done right. Concrete wall forms are used to hold poured concrete in place as it hardens in order to create strong, stable, exact forms. One cubic foot of concrete weighs about 150 pounds — that means an average concrete project may have thousands of square feet of concrete walls that are going to need a lot of support as they’re being formed.
Concrete forms are typically made of strong wood or metal; which type to use usually is determined by the amount of concrete it will need to support. A form supporting factory walls, industrial buildings, bridges or large foundations, for example, will need much more support than the shallow, flat forms used to create a concrete driveway or patio. In the former case, steel-reinforced forms are often used to support the massive weight of the concrete. Plastic and fiberglass forms may also be used in some concrete wall forming applications.
ICS was able to help Jeff Call Construction from Preston Idaho with the forming supplies on this project.
Intermountain Concrete Specialties carries thousands of forming products, ties and materials, including snap ties, wall ties, form cleats, brackets, lifting hardware, inserts, spreader cleats or flat ties. We also have a complete line of concrete wall forming rental equipment, including plywood forms with Jahn bracket clamps and snap ties.
Our concrete wall forming and equipment lead the industry in quality, safety and ease of use. We represent the finest manufacturers, tools and equipment, so you can rest assured your forming product will be exactly what you want it to be. We offer a wide variety of Gates Concrete Forming Systems forms, from residential handset to heavy commercial gang form solutions. This Basics of Concrete guide by Gates helps contractors and DIYers understand the nature of concrete and how to best manage concrete pouring, pressure and support. Dayton Superior concrete wall forms deliver precision endurance, performance and strength. Their Symons brand of concrete forming systems has been a preferred solution for the past century.
From the smallest do-it-yourself project to the largest project in your city, we have the wall forming supplies and equipment to get the job done right. Visit the Intermountain Concrete showroom nearest you for rental equipment, wall forms and more.
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