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Insulated Concrete Forms - ICFs

Summary: Insulated Concrete Forms or ICFs make it easy to build green. Insulated Concrete Forms are rigid plastic foam forms that hold concrete in place during curing and afterwards.

Carl, We are building a 2 story walkout. Should we use the LOGIX (or equivalent) forms for the footings and in ground walls??? HELP! Gregg

Hi Gregg, Insulating concrete forms (ICFs) are rigid plastic foam forms that hold concrete in place during curing and remain in place afterwards to serve as thermal insulation for concrete walls.

The foam sections are lightweight and result in energy-efficient, durable construction.

For the footings, ICFs are commonly installed on standard spread footings or on-grade concrete slabs.

And, as for the "in ground" walls, commonly referred to as "below grade" walls, ICF basement walls dramatically reduce drafts and “cold spots” compared to conventional basements.

How LOGIX makes it easy to build green.

Six steps toward GOOD. SOLID. GREEN.

1.Prepare the job site, 2. Place the first course, 3. Place the rebar

4. Brace the wall, 5. Pour the concrete, 6. Install rough electrical and plumbing

  • LOGIX is the easiest green building technology on the planet.
  • LOGIX, together with concrete gives you a structure that is environmentally friendly, energy-efficient, lasts longer and is quick to build with.
  • LOGIX improves air quality, has a four-hour fire rating, superior sound resistance and is cost-effective.
  • LOGIX is stocked locally and has a wide distributor network, making sure it’s always readily available.
  • LOGIX is backed by comprehensive contractor training and installation programs. LOGIX Technical Support Teams offer superior customer service.

Good luck with your Building Green efforts, Carl Heldmann