One of the more challenging concrete forms to work with are step forms in slabs with vapor barriers. Some methods of construction end up puncturing that barrier during assembly defeating the purpose of having a barrier in the first place. Other construction methods have time sensitive actions… remove the form stakes too soon and the step form can shift or fall… wait too long and getting the form stakes back out can cause damage to the green concrete.
E-ZBAR is one-third the cost of traditional systems and is assembled using interior form supports to eliminate form stakes protruding from the surface of the slab. E-ZBAR also eliminates the hassles of time sensitive actions required during construction. E-ZBAR is easy to assemble and easy to remove. E-ZBAR STEP FORM SUPPORTS can be purchased cut to length and pre-assembled or the components can be purchased and assembled by the user.
After the perimeter forms are set and the vapor barrier is placed, the reinforcing steel is set down. The area is measured and the step form is properly set into place. Next, holes are drilled both horizontally and vertically in the step form for the coil rod form supports. The coil rod ties then connect to the reinforcing steel using E-ZBAR rebar clips. After the concrete has cured, it’s simply a matter of removing the step form, which can be cleaned and reused.