PERMABAN ARMOURED JOINTS & DOWEL SYSTEMS

DOWEL SYSTEMS

Dowels perform the important job of load transfer between adjacent concrete slabs. Because a concrete slab only has around 50% of its load-bearing capacity at the edges, dowels are needed to support the slab, help bear and transfer weight, and permit controlled movement of the two adjacent slabs (technically called the “approach and leave slabs”.)

ARMOURED JOINTS

Protect construction joints from damage with our armoured joints. Our armoured joints (properly called “leave-in-place joint systems”) offer four important benefits:

  • They act as a permanent formwork, creating a secure boundary or day joint during the concrete pour.
  • They allow the concrete slab to contract in a controlled way, to prevent random cracks occurring.
  • They protect the construction joint arrises from impact damage once the building is in use, saving the expense of repair.
  • They allow efficient load transfer between concrete slabs, for a stable and durable floor.