Product Spotlight: Forming January 2008

Forming products on the market offer innovation and speed for your everyday concrete forming needs or niche forming projects.

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Mid-Size Landscape Block Forms

  • Create concrete blocks that are heavy enough for most applications and small enough to be moved with a skid steer
  • Creates four blocks with one pour in one form
  • Each block is 12 in. high by 24 in. deep by 24 in. wide
  • Blocks weigh 560 lbs.
  • Formliners available

Design Pro

Futura Panels

  • Composite structural concrete forming panels with MCO overlay (no wood)
  • Waterproof and resistant to the chemicals typically found at the jobsite
  • Standard 1/2-in.-thick panels are half the weight and as strong as 3/4-in. structurally-rated plywood
  • Can be cut/sawed and nailed/screwed using typical jobsite tools
  • LEED compliant and recyclable

Maxam Equipment Inc.

Sonotube Commercial

  • Form which can withstand full liquid head pressures of up to 20 ft. and 72 hours or more of rainfall
  • Alternative to steel and fiberglass forms
  • Designed for buildings, parking garages, stadiums and footings
  • Standard sizes from 6 to 60 in. in diameter, and in lengths of 12 or 20 ft.


Fast-Tubes Fabric Forms

  • Form perfect circular columns when filled with concrete
  • Available in 6-, 8-, 10- and 12-in. diameters
  • Fabric tab is sandwiched between two 2 x 4s, allowing tube to be positioned and braced
  • Unaffected by water and sun
  • Can be cut to any length
  • Lightweight and compact


Big W Panel System

  • Crane-set system designed to stack for tall-wall, high-rise projects
  • .125-in.-thick face-sheet designed to handle pressures in excess of 1,250 lbs. per sq. ft.
  • Available in heights up to 8, 9 and 10 ft., and in lengths from 8 to 16 ft.
  • 6 lbs. per sq. ft.
  • Compatible with Western Forms systems and other systems on the market

Western Forms Inc.

Reusable Batter Board

  • Allows the user to quickly and accurately establish and set reference guidelines?
  • Slider adjusts horizontally and locks for accurate reference lines
  • Setup uses 3/4-in. forming stakes through vertical tube
  • Locks at desired height
  • Set includes eight batter board frames, eight slider assemblies and 275 ft. of string

Rousseau Co.


  • Reusable lumber for concrete formwork and landscaping
  • 30% lighter than solid-sawn lumber
  • Composed of LVL, a cross-banded laminated veneer lumber core that eliminates knots, twisting and warping
  • Coated with UV-stabilized polyethylene that prevents cracking, resists moisture and guarantees high re-use
  • Available in 16-ft. lengths in sizes ranging from 1 in. by 4 in. to 2 in. by 12 in.



  • Medium-density overlaid (MDO) Struc 1 panel
  • Hard, durable surface resists abrasion and moisture
  • Provides 10 to 15 reuses
  • Standard sizes include 4 ft. by 8/9/10 ft. in thickness of 5/8, 11/16 or 3/4 in.
  • Pourform-101, Pourform-HDO and Pourform-pH also available

Ainsworth Engineered

Big Expander

  • Expands on the spot
  • Eliminates need to purchase additional filler panels to form box bays, corners, fireplaces or complex foundation elevations
  • Compatible with all face-sheet connections
  • Attaches with a pin and wedge or bolt
  • Designed for the custom-home market

B.E.P. Forming Systems

Arch-Crete Forms

  • Integrated system that simplifies the process of attaining vertical textured concrete surfaces
  • Lightweight and easily maintained
  • Last for more than 1,500 pours
  • Average weight of 57 lbs.

Architectural Concrete Creations

Split Block Forms

  • Gives you a deep block design providing a realistic finished look
  • Made from heavy-duty extruded aluminum
  • Width 36 in. to 1 in.
  • Heights up to 120 in.
  • Compatible to pouring block on one side and smooth on the other

Wall-Ties & Forms Inc.

Plated Trusses

  • Designed and engineered in a controlled environment to your exact specifications
  • Feature angled sides for ease of removal
  • In-house design and support staff available

Universal Forest Products

Plastic Column Forms

  • Use to form columns, piers, light post bases, fire proofing "I" beams, etc.
  • Lightweight, reusable, waterproof and stackable
  • Easy to strip and clean and leave no spiral marks
  • Available in 12-, 16-, 18-, 20-, 24- and 30-in. diameters


XTRA-FLEX Radius Forms

  • Designed to be extremely flexible in order to form extra-tight radii, returns and circles
  • Standard 10-ft. length (unlapped) will form a 38-in.-diameter circle (19-in. radius) and can be further bent to a radius as small as 6 in.
  • High-density polyethylene will not absorb water, rot or splinter
  • Steel stake pockets feature "quick-grip" locking knobs for easy set-up and strip
  • "No tool" vertical adjustment to the stringline
  • Steel sleeve eliminates labor-intensive splicing procedures

Metal Forms Corporation

Stone-Crete Formliners

  • Cast-in-place decorative concrete wall system that duplicates the look of hand laid stone
  • Urethane rubber forms good for 100+ pours; urethane foam forms good for 50+ pours
  • Ideal for commercial or residential applications
  • Available in 10 standard deep relief patterns
  • Use with Increte color systems for unique look

Increte Systems, Inc.