WHAT ARE ICF BLOCKS?

Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) blocks are expanded polystyrene construction materials stacked in the shape of the exterior wall of a building. These blocks are hollow, leaving space where concrete is poured during construction.

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) are becoming the most preferred construction materials by constructors and homeowners. In ICF construction, polystyrene foam blocks with spaces between them are used. These hollow blocks act as the curing medium for firm concrete walls.

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This type of construction has tons of benefits for both constructors and homeowners.

How Does It Work?

To form a wall, the ICF blocks are first reinforced with steel bars. Once the ICF blocks are fitted together, concrete is poured to fill the hollow spaces between the blocks. Concrete ensures the walls are air-tight. The ICF blocks have perfect interlocking sections to ensure the wall remains firm.

ICF blocks result in a wall system with unmatched strength, noise reduction, energy efficiency and comfort. These great attributes stem from the brilliant combination of polystyrene blocks, concrete and steel bars. ICF systems vary in size depending on the actual blocks size and insulation levels. ICF wall thickness ranges between 6” and 12” depending on the soil condition. With ICF blocks, you can build your own foundation, resulting in sturdy buildings with high energy efficiency and can be used to make various residential and commercial buildings.

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WHAT ARE ICF BLOCKS?

Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) blocks are expanded polystyrene construction materials stacked in the shape of the exterior wall of a building. These blocks are hollow, leaving space where concrete is poured during construction.

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) are becoming the most preferred construction materials by constructors and homeowners. In ICF construction, polystyrene foam blocks with spaces between them are used. These hollow blocks act as the curing medium for firm concrete walls.

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This type of construction has tons of benefits for both constructors and homeowners.

How Does It Work?

To form a wall, the ICF blocks are first reinforced with steel bars. Once the ICF blocks are fitted together, concrete is poured to fill the hollow spaces between the blocks. Concrete ensures the walls are air-tight. The ICF blocks have perfect interlocking sections to ensure the wall remains firm.

ICF blocks result in a wall system with unmatched strength, noise reduction, energy efficiency and comfort. These great attributes stem from the brilliant combination of polystyrene blocks, concrete and steel bars. ICF systems vary in size depending on the actual blocks size and insulation levels. ICF wall thickness ranges between 6” and 12” depending on the soil condition. With ICF blocks, you can build your own foundation, resulting in sturdy buildings with high energy efficiency and can be used to make various residential and commercial buildings.

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Frequently Asked Questions

These are hollow blocks made of foam and are stacked in the form of external parts of the building wall. In between the foam blocks, a steel rebar is used for reinforcement and filled with concrete.

ICF blocks are made of polystyrene foam, and a space between them is left to fill with concrete to create an insulated wall.

To install ICF blocks, you need a ready slab for construction. On the slab, start the first course by placing ICF corners where you desire to build the wall. Using straight blocks, lay them towards each wall’s center. On the webs’ corners, use zip-ties for block connections. Repeat the same procedure applied in the first course for the second course, but you should reverse ICF blocks corners here.

Start by installing ICF blocks on a slab. Use check level to ensure the blocks on a course are at the same level. Install doors and windows where they are required to be. Continue installing blocks until they reach a specific level above windows and doors. By using alignment bracing around the wall, ensure no blocks are straight and have the same alignment. Using a boom pump, pour the concrete into the stacked wall blocks. Use a mechanical pencil vibrator to vibrate the concrete after every 1 to 2 concrete courses poured. Continue until the stacked wall blocks space and is filled with concrete. After curing, remove the bracing and continue with the rest of the courses.

A standard ICF block has a dimension of 16″ by 48″ and costs vary depending on different regions, give us a call to get you a quote.

You can order ICF blocks right from us here at TWebb. Give us a call to get your order in. 

Frequently Asked Questions

These are hollow blocks made of foam and are stacked in the form of external parts of the building wall. In between the foam blocks, a steel rebar is used for reinforcement and filled with concrete.

ICF blocks are made of polystyrene foam, and a space between them is left to fill with concrete to create an insulated wall.

To install ICF blocks, you need a ready slab for construction. On the slab, start the first course by placing ICF corners where you desire to build the wall. Using straight blocks, lay them towards each wall’s center. On the webs’ corners, use zip-ties for block connections. Repeat the same procedure applied in the first course for the second course, but you should reverse ICF blocks corners here.

Start by installing ICF blocks on a slab. Use check level to ensure the blocks on a course are at the same level. Install doors and windows where they are required to be. Continue installing blocks until they reach a specific level above windows and doors. By using alignment bracing around the wall, ensure no blocks are straight and have the same alignment. Using a boom pump, pour the concrete into the stacked wall blocks. Use a mechanical pencil vibrator to vibrate the concrete after every 1 to 2 concrete courses poured. Continue until the stacked wall blocks space and is filled with concrete. After curing, remove the bracing and continue with the rest of the courses.

A standard ICF block has a dimension of 16″ by 48″ and costs vary depending on different regions, give us a call to get you a quote.

You can order ICF blocks right from us here at TWebb. Give us a call to get your order in. 

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