Wedge Insert Review
Wedge Insert – General Installation Review
Wedge Inserts are also referred to as: Relieving Angle Insert, Shelf Insert, Malleable Iron Insert, Concrete Wedge Insert.
NOTE: These diagrams are intended as a general review and are not to be used as installation instructions. The Installer should contact the project manager for requirements regarding the installation of Wedge Inserts, Askew Head Bolts and Relieving Angles.
After securing the Wedge Insert to the form, rebar is inserted through the loop and secured as shown on the plans. Then the concrete is poured. As with any situation where pressure and/or temperature changes dramatically there will be movement, whether in the forms, the rebar, etc. For this reason it is imperative the Wedge Insert be tightly secured. This elimates the possibility the Wedge Insert will move, pull back away from the form or in some way make itself un-useable. It also removes the possibilty that liquid concrete will seep into the cavity inside the Wedge Insert.