The "Direct Contact" plate dowel.
The EZdowel™ load transfer plate dowel is designed to meet strict construction standards, as well as the latest ACI-360 (R-22) guidelines. With proper installation, the system is the only plate dowel load transfer system that guarantees proper horizontal and vertical alignment.
EZdowel is a direct contact plate dowel with 100% contact with the concrete on the top and bottom. According to ACI-360, Load transfer devices in direct contact with the concrete will be the most effective load transfer mechanism for controlling joint deflection. EZdowel also promotes better consolidation by allowing internal vibration close to the form board.
One of the most cost efficient attractions of the dowel is its simplified installation method. The dowel simply slides into the pre-cut dowel slot in the EZform board. Pre-cut dowel slots assure proper vertical and horizontal alignment of each dowel without the need or labor expense of measuring and nailing traditional dowel holders. Contractors will also find they eliminate the need to repair broken or paste filled dowel holders or replace crushed ones.
EZdowel is available in a range of thicknesses including 3/16”, 1/4”, 5/16” and 1/8” to allow for design flexibility.
The patent pending EZdowel™ load transfer plate dowel is part of the EZform System™ designed for construction and contraction joints. The system includes: EZform™ board, EZdowel™ load transfer device, EZedge™, and EZbasket™.