Embed Frames cast into concrete floors and substructures serve a multitude of purposes that extend the effective life of your completed construction project. Frames form a permanent shield for concrete lead edges and perimeters which are subject to cracking and chipping when left unprotected. During construction, these rigid 1/4" (minimum) thick steel frames expedite forming and provide a welded structure that assures accuracy in the concrete pour. Frames provide a uniform bearing surface for grates or covers, often eliminating rocking or irregular elevations experienced with covers installed on poured concrete. In specifying Grating Pacific Embed Frames, you are specifying durability, accuracy and economy. (Nail holes are optional and may further expedite installation. If desired, size and location should be specified.)
Grating Pacific E-Z Pour frames are designed to expedite forming and provide superior concrete embedment. Assembled with continuous anchors on the non-bearing sides, E-Z Pour frames install quickly and provide superior drainage.
Most frames are available in four sided, one piece welded construction units and can accommodate any clear opening. Simply specify the frame type from the sections below, the desired clear opening, and the desired grating or cover thickness.
Dimensions indicated on table below
Carbon steel frames are manufactured with either of three standard finishes, bare steel (no finish), prime painted, or hot dip galvanized after fabrication. Aluminum frames are provided mill finish and can be specified with bituminous coating on surfaces to be cast in concrete. Stainless steel frames are supplied mill finish and can be specified as abrasive blasted after fabrication to provide a uniform matte finish.
All frames are provided with 3/8" x 4" headed concrete stud anchors welded within 6 inches of each corner and at a maximum of 24 inches on center. Alternative anchor sizes and spacings may be designated by the specifying authority.