510 Dowel Holes

Materials (510.02)

Non-shrink, non-metallic grouts include polyester, vinyl ester, and epoxy grouts.


Placement (510.04)

Note that when using cement grout, the interior surface of the hole needs to be damp, while use of non-shrink, non-metallic grout requires a dry hole.

It is necessary to use surface thermometers to determine the temperature of the concrete into which the dowels are to be inserted. The specification requires this temperature to be at least 40 F.


Documentation Requirements - 510 Dowel Holes

1.      Number, diameter, and depth of holes drilled.

2.      Type of grout used.

3.      Amount of cure time required prior to loading. This is dependent on ambient temperature.