Last edited 06 May 2021

Dowelled joint

The term ‘dowelled joint’ refers to: ‘Dowels places across a joint. A movement to permit loads to be transferred across the joint and prevent differential settlement of adjacent slabs.’

De-bonded dowels are: ‘Sleeved dowel bars placed in a movement joint to permit movement with adjacent bay without inducing stress.’

Ref Containment systems for the prevention of pollution, Secondary, tertiary and other measures for industrial and commercial premises (CIRIA C736), published by CIRIA in 2014.

For more information see: Concrete joints.

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