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 […]

Why Concrete Beats Wood

by JAMES R. BATY II As published by Concrete Contractor Magazine. Created: June 26, 2013 The Concrete Foundations Association explains why concrete foundations outperform wood in the majority of residential applications. The art, science and profession of residential concrete is centuries old, yet the farther we get from its origin the more complex the industry around us […]

CertainTeed Corporation Cuts Energy Loss From Slab Edges with New EnergyEdge(R) Insulating Form

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Corporation is expanding its portfolio of time-saving foundation products that boost energy efficiency with the introduction of EnergyEdge(R) insulating concrete slab edge forms. The patent-pending EnergyEdge system is designed to prevent energy loss along the uninsulated concrete slab edge. The system consists of PVC rails, snap-on braces and expanded polystyrene (EPS) […]

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