Chemical Adhesives (Drill and Bond Dowel)

Last edit date: 4/12/2024

Drill and Bond Dowel (Chemical Adhesive), DBCA, intended for structural applications, such as for bonding threaded rods and/or rebar into holes drilled in hardened concrete, must comply with ACI 355.4 and be installed in accordance with ACI 318 design standards. Chemical adhesive specifications are in Sections 41-10 and 51-1 of the 2018 Standard Specifications. Do not use DBCA in overhead applications where the anchor is subjected to sustained tension. Unless otherwise stated, the testing in the table below was evaluated with holes drilled with a hammer drill and carbide bit.

Evaluation Criteria: Authorization Requirements and Acceptance Criteria for Chemical Adhesives

Special Note for Section 51-1 use only: Materials on this list may be used if the project was designed in accordance with AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 8th edition and associated Bridge Design Aid 5-71. Contact the Resident Engineer or Project Designer for guidance.

Manufacturer Brand Name Evaluation Report Number Authorized Threaded Rod Diameters (inches) Authorized Reinforcing Bar Sizes (Grade 60) Concrete temperature at time of installation Reauthorization DateBABA Act Information*
Minimum Maximum
Adhesives Technology Corporation ULTRABOND HS-1CC ESR-4094 5/8, 3/4, 7/8, 1 #5, #6, #7, #8 43°F 110°F 01/2025Unconfirmed
Dayton Superior Corporation ProAnchor Elite UES ER-690 5/8, 1 #5, #6, #7, #8 43°F 110°F 09/2024Unconfirmed
Dewalt AC200+ ESR-4027 5/8, 3/4, 7/8, 1 #5, #6, #7, #8 14°F 104°F 01/2025Unconfirmed
Pure110+ ESR-3298 5/8, 3/4, 7/8, 1 #5, #6, #7, #8 41°F 110°F 07/2024Unconfirmed
Pure220+ ESR-5144 5/8, 3/4, 7/8, 1 #5, #6, #7, #8 41°F 110°F 11/2024Unconfirmed
Hilti Corporation HIT- HY 200-A V3, HIT- HY 200-R V3 ESR 4868 5/8, 3/4, 7/8, 1 #5, #6, #7, #8 14°F 104°F 11/2024Unconfirmed
HIT-HY 100 ESR-3574 - #7, #8 14°F 104°F 08/2024Unconfirmed
HIT-RE 500 V3 ESR-3814 5/8, 3/4, 7/8, 1 #5, #6, #7, #8 23°F 104°F 01/2025Unconfirmed
ITW Redhead C6+ ESR-4046 5/8, 3/4, 7/8, 1 #5, #6, #7, #8 50°F 110°F 09/2024Unconfirmed
C6+ (hole drilled with diamond core bit) ESR-4046 5/8, 3/4, 7/8 #5, #6, #7 50°F 110°F 09/2024Unconfirmed
Simpson Strong Tie SET-3G ESR-4057 5/8, 3/4 #5, #6, #7, #8 40°F 100°F 04/2024Unconfirmed

Products on this Authorized Material List (AML) are products that have been evaluated and found acceptable for use, provided the products are used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Caltrans may perform additional job control testing during construction or installation.

Caltrans contact: Chemical Testing Branch, chemistry.branch@dot.ca.gov

*As attested to by the supplier.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is implementing statutory changes required by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – Build America, Buy America Act (BABA), which expands Buy America to additional construction materials, in addition to steel or iron materials and manufactured products.

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/cqit/buyam.cfm