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Western Forms | The Original Aluminum Concrete Forms for Concrete Walls

Project Category

Residential / Commercial

Structure Type

Below Grade Foundations



System Used

Elite, Gasket, Flagship, Patriot, Vertex, Durand Value,& BEP Crane-set Gang Forming Systems


Lightweight, Durable, Cost Effective Solutions. Western Forms weigh 15% - 25% less and outlast other forming systems due to their advanced design and superior bracing. Contractors add PinLock Attached Hardware to Elite, Gasket and Flagship forms to reduce setting and stripping time up to 30% vs. using Pins and Wedges for concrete basements.

Our customers understand why Western Forms' speed and durability allow them to lead, not follow. Western Forms have the highest resale value of any aluminum forms in the world, featuring the original patented “PinLock™ Attached Hardware” and “Gasket” side-rails.  PinLock™ is faster and easier than any other attached hardware system, connecting forms 30%+ faster than pins and wedges. The self-cleaning, self-lubricating, spring loaded system makes operation fast and smooth. Exclusive “Gasket” reduces cleaning time, increases form life, helps maintain trade-in value.   |   To view carousel of foundations, click arrows in lower right corner of image above.

Today's home designs are unique, involving a large investment in planning time, customer satisfaction, and construction perfection. With Western Aluminum forms, our customers offer a higher quality and more durable product which takes time to build a concrete foundation.  


Poured-in-place walls with aluminum forms, like masonry block construction, provide a sturdy concrete structure.  Yet poured-in-place concrete foundations offer an additional element to the home - solid concrete walls.  With solid construction, poured walls withstand greater pressure.  The joint-free, high density construction of poured walls reduce water problems while block design incur more frequent leakage and damage.   And, unlike masonry concrete block walls, cast in place basements poured with Western Aluminum Forms do not have a tendency to bulge or crack. 


Poured walls with aluminum concrete forms can also adapt to any foundation design.  Their on-site versatility allows for last minute changes and the ease of Western aluminum panels make new ideas or revisions simple to implement.  


Cast in place construction pours better looking walls than alternative methods, increasing your opportunities for new and repeat business.  Block walls don't perform consistently and may result in a lower quality finished wall where skilled labor is scarce.  But walls with Western Aluminum Forms are designed to create beautiful smooth or brick style walls with every single pour, standardized simple and repeatable.  


 *Reduce Construction time:  Relative to using heavier wood forms, or older methods like block masonry, aluminum forms require a smaller more widely available crew.  

*Faster turnaround & Less Call Backs: when compared to block, steel ply forms, etc., Western aluminum forms help our customers finish foundation jobs days ahead of alternative methods.  Stronger, safer homes with less risk of mold infestation; improved air quality, and no joint seams for drafts or pests to penetrate.  Without the seams, joints, and cracks found in masonry block, precast, and wood frame construction, moisture has a hard time getting in.  Ultimately allowing you to offer your customers drier, healthier homes.  

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