Code Compliance with Insulated Concrete Form Foundations

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) are increasingly being used as foundations in commercial and residential projects. Part of the reason is that ICFs naturally help comply with increasingly strict energy codes. While many are familiar with ICFs for above-grade walls, their benefits transfer to foundations as well. Energy code compliance, quicker more efficient construction, and safer […]

Out of Plumb May Not Mean Damaged and Unsafe

As published in Concrete Contractor Magazine. Question: The foundation for my new home has one wall showing two vertical cracks and the top of the wall is not even with the base of the wall.  I’m concerned the backfilling has pushed the wall in and the building inspector wants an engineer to certify the wall […]

Oil on Rebar

by JAMES R. BATY II As published by Concrete Contractor Magazine. Created: August 21, 2013 The Concrete Foundations Association explains the code reference and common misconceptions regarding oil on rebar for residential concrete. Question: On several of our most recent residential projects, the inspector in our area has been complicating our pour schedule when finding form oil over-sprayed […]

American Concrete Institute Announces New Publications

Farmington Hills, Michigan (July 9, 2008) — The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availability of five new publications to educate and inform industry professionals on the newest concrete-related information and technology. As always, ACI members receive a special discount (up to 40 percent) on all publications. Publications can be ordered by calling 248-848-3800 or online […]

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