• Projects of the Year: Customer Challenges Deliver Award-Winning Results

    Thursday, September 6, 2018

    CFA PROJECTS OF THE YEAR 2018: Customer Challenges Deliver Award-Winning Results   This article features the Concrete Foundation Association’s Projects of the Year, the expanding industry recognition program that features high-quality concrete work that is all too soon, never seen again. Projects are submitted by member organizations in a variety of project categories and are […]

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  • WANTED: Independent Sales Reps (National & International)

    Friday, August 17, 2018

    Seeking experienced, veteran Independent Sales Reps with concrete coatings knowledge.  Applicant must have excellent customer service and follow up skills. Professional Products Direct is a company developed with both the professional contractor and DIY customer in mind, selling only through qualified distribution channels. Professional Products Direct has gathered together some of the top talent in […]

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  • Obituary: Kristine Martinson (Dave Martinson)

    Monday, July 2, 2018

    It is with deep sympathy and sadness that we provide this obituary for the wife of Dave Martinson of Martinson Construction, Waterloo, Iowa.  Kristine was present at many CFA events including the Concrete Foundations Convention year after year, often with their kids along for the fun.   Kristine J. Martinson, 52, of Cedar Falls, died […]

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  • Tim Neubauer Awarded Outstanding Safety Professional of the Year

    Monday, July 2, 2018

    [Raleigh, NC] – Tim Neubauer, President of Evolution Safety Resources, was granted the prestigious Outstanding Safety Professional of the Year Award from Columbia Southern University (CSU). The award was established in 2016 with the goal of recognizing members of the Occupational Safety and Health networkor their dedication, professionalism, and accomplishments within the industry. Although more […]

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  • Herbert Construction Becomes Georgia’s First CFA Certified Contractor

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2018   Herbert Construction Company Becomes First Certified Foundation Company in Georgia Mt. Vernon, Iowa – Concrete foundations constructed in the state of Georgia will now be produced by the state’s first CFA certified foundation company, Herbert Construction Company based in Marietta, Georgia.  “Certified Residential Foundation Company” is a program […]

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Magazine Issues

Jul
16

Association is a Resource For YOU

It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to lead the Concrete Foundation Association during this next two-year period. It has been my privilege to be a part of this organization for the past twenty years. My affiliation with this group has given me the opportunity to grow from a business standpoint for sure, […]

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Jul
16

Women In Construction

This issue of Concrete Facts focuses on a growing trend in the building industry – the increasing role of women in the operation and management of construction businesses. While the trend may be on the increase in other construction businesses, no where is it as prevalent as it is in the residential foundation contractor business. […]

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Jun
6

Bilco’s ScapeVIEW™ Series 6000 Completes the ScapeWEL Window Well System

The Bilco Company, manufacturers of specialty access products for the residential and architectural building markets, is completing its ScapeWEL® Window Well System by introducing the ScapeVIEW™ Series 6000 Foundation Window System. Constructed of vinyl for durability and corrosion resistance, the window assembly is a two-piece system consisting of a pour-in-place buck and a snap-in window […]

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Jun
6

New 10” Size for Form-A-Drain®

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania – CertainTeed Corporation is expanding its popular Form-A-Drain® foundation product line into the light commercial construction market via a new, larger 10” x 12’ lineal. Form-A-Drain, which until now was used mostly for residential foundations, can now be used in the construction of office buildings, apartment complexes, stores and more. Form-A-Drain is […]

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Jun
6

Thermally Efficient Walls

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania – CertainTeed Corporation is pleased to enter the insulated concrete wall market with the patented ThermaEZE® Thermal Insulation System. ThermaEZE is an innovative technology that provides a cost-effective means for building thermally efficient above-and below-grade poured concrete walls. ThermaEZE insulation panels, which consist of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, are set within the […]

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Jun
6

LIFELINES™ EGRESS WINDOW WELLS

Many homeowners who use their basements as furnished, livable space are unaware of the importance of a secondary escape route in the event of a fire, tornado or other life-threatening emergency. Every year people lose their lives simply because there is no way for them to get out. These are the facts that led Mar-fl […]

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Mar
16

Bontrager Concrete Specialists, Nappanee, Indiana

Bontrager Concrete Specialities Inc. of Nappanee, Indiana, considered their most challenging project for 2000 to be the residence of the Sheperd family in Bristol, IN. This home is set on a wooded but fairly level lot, but it contains many angles and some special features, such as a theatre in the basement level. Kevin Bontrager […]

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Mar
16

Loucks Concrete Specialists, La Porte, Indiana

While not the largest job of the year, a residential job at the exclusive Aberdeen Subdivision in Valparaiso, Indiana, was definitely one of the most challenging of the year for Loucks Concrete Specialists of La Porte, IN. This 4,500 square foot home is carved into the side of a hill, the walls varying from three […]

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Mar
16

Formco Foundations, West Jordan, Utah

On a mountainous lot in The Colony residential development in Park City, Utah, lies the foundation that Formco Foundations considers its “basement from hell” for 2000. Kirby Justesen, president of Formco, which is located in West Jordan, UT, gave us the statistics on this job: 698 yards for the foundation walls, 408 yards for the […]

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Mar
16

Balmer Brothers, Akron, PA

Folks must be making money in Philly, because one notable basement project last year was for a 29,000 square foot house in Philadelphia. Not as beg as Bill Gates’ house, but still plenty romy. Balmer Brothers Concrete Work of Akron, PA, noted that some of the difficulties in this job were the circular stairways, angled […]

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Mar
16

CFA to Fund Energy Study

The CFA Board of Directors voted at their board meeting in Las Vegas to donate $3000 from the CFA Education and Research foundation to partially fund a study of the energy benefits of building with removable-form wall systems. The study, with a total cost of $15,000, is part of a PCA funded project that will […]

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Mar
16

Balmer Brothers Wins Basement of the Year Award

Balmer Brothers Concrete Works, Inc. of Akron, Pennsylvania was voted the winner of the 2000 Basement of the Year (Basement from Hell) Award. Over 160 votes were cast between Tuesday and Thursday in the CFA booth at the World of Concrete and their 29,000 square foot basement was the odds-on (this is Las Vegas) favorite. […]

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Sep
25

Record Attendance at Summer Meeting

Summer in Niagara Falls, Ontario is not nearly as warm as summer in southern Missouri. Just ask the record crowd that attended the annual CFA summer meeting held from July 26th through the 28th at the Sheraton Fallsview in Niagara Falls, Ontario. There were no complaints about the heat. The hotel offered some magnificent views […]

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Nov
20

CFA Elects Smith Treasurer

Mount Vernon, Iowa–The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), at its annual meeting in Portland, Maine, elected William Scott Smith, LaGrange, Ohio, treasurer. Other officers elected were Gary Bromley, president; Dave Clark, vice president and Barry Herbert, secretary. Joe Carr, immediate past president, becomes chairman of the board. Elected to the board were Bruce Neale, Kirby Justesen […]

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Oct
30

CFA Elects Van Wyk to Board

Mount Vernon, Iowa–The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), at its annual meeting in Portland, Maine, elected Arie Van Wyk, Waldo, Wis., to its board of directors. Others elected to the board were Kirby Justesen and Bruce Neale; Dave Clark and John Skotzke were reelected. Officers elected were Gary Bromley, president; Dave Clark, vice president; Barry Herbert, […]

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