Staggered Forms

Information

Ideal for:

  • Columns 
  • Lightpole bases
  • Foundation footings
  • Pier posts 
  • Collars or jackets for column repair 
  • Bleacher bases
  • Grade rings 
  • Voids 
  • Staggered design allows for greater form heights – no extra hardware
  • Made from polyethylene plastic – can be cleaned & reused multiple times
  • Unaffected by cold, heat, water & chemicals
  • Quick assembly – aluminum clasps with speed bolts allow for a firm seal
  • Form lays flat for easy storage & shipping
  • Forms can be printed with your company name
  • Straight Sided Forms can be combined to achieve greater diameters
  • Made to desired height & diameter (pour rate must be adjusted accordingly)
  • Durable plastic walls available in different thicknesses from 2 mm – 9 mm (3/32″ – 3/8″)

The following information is stamped front and back with 11″ x 5″ die onto every column form:

  • Company name and coordinates
  • Column form description
  • Month & year of manufacture
  • Wall thickness
  • Column diameter
  • Column height
  • Detailed instructions & fire warning
  • Excellent advertising tool & great anti-theft measure
  • We keep your plate in our library for future orders

There is a small charge for making the die. Please allow 24 hours for preparation.

 

Find the full liquid head limit of the form
The full liquid head limit can be determined using the following graph below. The wall thickness is a function of the height and the diameter of the concrete form. For example, if the desired form has a diameter of 40″ and a height of 8 ft. the ideal wall thickness will be 5/16″ (7.5 mm).

Click on the images to see the step by step procedure on how to pour a light post.  

Materials
  • Most Superchute® sections are made of YELLOW High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
  • HMWPE is resistant to abrasion, chemicals and cold weather
  • Clients in Alaska and other cold climates appreciate its low temperature impact resistance of -100 ºC (-156 ºF)
  • In hot weather the plastic will become a little softer
  • Bright yellow plastic (safety-minded color) shows off your company name plate
  • Many thicknesses available
  • UV treated
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Parts
  • Vertical seams are joined by a pair of 3/16″ x 1.5″ x 1.125″ 95° aluminum angles
  • Form has a continuous round shape
  • Aluminum clasp pair are quickly fastened using speed bolts & nuts for a tight seal

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Button Head Rivet (original design)
The 1/2″ dia. button head creates 2 vertical bands of very shallow dimpled imprints on the concrete surface.

Countersunk Flat Head Rivet

  • Use this rivet style when you must have a smooth concrete surface finish
  • Since the rivets are countersunk 1/16″ of the plastic wall is lost slightly reducing the clasp strength
Accessories

Superchute® Bracing Collars & Brace Brackets

  • Use our plastic or metal Bracing Collars around the top of the form to secure and level the form
  • Attach our Brace Brackets using the supplied pins & brace with wood studs

Superchute® Bracing Collars & Anchor Brackets

  • Use our Bracing Collar around the base of the form to secure the form to the ground
  • Attach our Anchor Bracket then screw the supplied HILTI Screw Anchors

HILTI HUS-H 3/8″ x 6″ Screw Anchor

Projects

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