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    Waterproofing Below-Grade Insulated Concrete Forms

    Waterproofing Below-Grade Insulated Concrete Forms

    Above and below-grade walls of a building or home can use insulated concrete forms (ICFs) in their construction. Both above and below-grade ICF walls are durable, sound reducing, energy-efficient, and disaster-resistant. However, because of soil conditions, below-grade walls require added waterproofing steps, unlike above-grade walls. In fact, both the 2018 International Residential Code(IRC) R703.1 and

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    Fox Block ICFs Commercial Buildings are Strong, Durable, and Comfortable

    Fox Block ICFs Commercial Buildings are Strong, Durable, and Comfortable

    Since the 1960s, builders and architects have increasingly used insulated concrete forms (ICF), like Fox Blocks, for constructing commercial buildings. Notably, a 30+ percent annual growth in ICF commercial construction makes it the most quickly expanding building system in the United States (U.S.) and Canada. The Benefits of ICF Commercial Buildings More and more, contractors,

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    Constructing Footings with Fox Blocks Foundations

    Constructing Footings with Fox Blocks Foundations

    The first row of a Fox Block insulated concrete form (ICF) foundation sits on the concrete footings. Properly built footings are essential to a building’s strength and durability. The ICF footings are responsible for distributing all the loads from the building to the ground. Appropriate construction of ICF footings is the first step in ensuring

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    Home Construction: Built to Endure Hurricanes

    Home Construction: Built to Endure Hurricanes

    As increasingly powerful hurricanes move across the Atlantic and through the Gulf of Mexico, Florida residents in places like Mexico Beach have to make tough decisions on how to keep their homes safe each hurricane season. The Federal Emergency Measures Act (FEMA) has newer guidelines for Coastal Construction aimed at protecting homes from severe weather,

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    8 Impressive Modern Homes Built with ICF

    8 Impressive Modern Homes Built with ICF

    Any sustainability consultant will tell you that a building’s insulation is a crucial part in constructing an energy-efficient, high performance home. Choosing the right material and insulation method for a build ensures homeowners will have a sustainable building envelope for the life cycle of the home. Insulated concrete form (ICF) is a system of reinforced

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      2018
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    4 Energy Efficient Materials to Consider for Your Next Residential Project

    4 Energy Efficient Materials to Consider for Your Next Residential Project

    Energy efficiency isn’t just a trend in architecture and construction, it’s a requirement. Architects and contractors now regularly implement sustainable methods into their projects, and housing is no exception. In fact, residential construction in particular is seeing an increasing demand for sustainability. Because energy-efficient housing has proven to be cost-effective, the high demand for green

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