Insulating concrete form or insulated concrete form (ICF) is a system of formwork for reinforced concrete usually made with a rigid thermal insulation that stays in place as a permanent interior and exterior substrate for walls, floors, and roofs. The forms are interlocking modular units that are dry-stacked (without mortar) and filled with concrete. The units lock together somewhat like Lego bricks and create a form for the structural walls or floors of a building. ICF construction has become commonplace for both low rise commercial and high performance residential construction as more stringent energy efficiency and natural disaster resistant building codes are adopted. ICFs may be used with frost protected shallow foundations (FPSF).
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Benefits of Block Fill Foam Insulation
- Little or No Risk Of Cavity Stress.
- Better Comfort and Energy Savings. Reliable HVAC
- Less Likely To Produce "Wet Wall".
- One Year Shelf Life, Product Always Fresh.
- Biodegradable & Dermatologically Safe
- Odorless, Lowest Shrinkage Rate In History
- 20 Years Of Proven performance and product
- Cost Effective, Minimal Site Disruption
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Among its many positive attributes is an exceptional R-value, generated by the unique chemistry.
Latex foam has excellent sound-deadening qualities, filling the tiniest voids in concrete block. Similar to sand.
Latex foam contains no pesticides and therefore can not kill insects or repel them chemically but the foam’s composition tends to keep them from gaining entry through insulated areas.
WYTHE OR WITHOUT
Latex foam completely fills cavities between double walls, fascia walls, or internal/external cosmetic walls, producing perfect seals around fittings, conduit, fixtures, and pipe chases, while still allowing the wall to weep as constructed. Foam insulation delivers R-values comparable to or higher than rigid board insulation, without environmental damage. When added to the block and wythe cavity of an 8-1-1.4 CMU wall, foam insulation yields an R-value of 22. It’s also flame resistant and meets Class 1 fire ratings.
Latex foams are in compliance with regulations around the globe. Non-toxic, non-corrosive and biodegradable, Latex foams are earth-friendly and environmentally green.
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