• July

      28

      2016
    • 78
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    R-Value: It’s More Than a Number

    R-values were created in the 1970s as a measure of thermal value for insulation. More specifically, they measure the ability of a given material to restrict heat flow. The higher the R-value the less heat the insulation conducts. A good analogy by HGTV is to consider what would happen if you put a blowtorch on one

    • July

      21

      2016
    • 144
    • 0

    3 Reasons Why ICFs and Swimming Pools are a Great Match

    Insulated concrete forms have long been used for building energy-efficient homes and commercial buildings. They have also been used with great success for such projects as retaining walls and decorative outdoor fireplaces. But perhaps their most outstanding use yet is in the construction of swimming pools. There are many reasons to use ICFs for your new

    • July

      13

      2016
    • 83
    • 0

    Tips for Finding the Right Contractor

    When you’re ready to move forward with your project, finding the right contractor can be a daunting task. You may be tempted to go with the first good deal you find, but that can lead to big problems later – building delays, shoddy work, and even legal problems. So make sure you choose the right

    • July

      5

      2016
    • 70
    • 0

    What Is An Energy Audit?

    The term “energy audit” can seem daunting. But in reality, it’s nothing to be afraid of, and in fact, is designed to be beneficial to you. It can reveal the highest level of energy use in your home or business, thus allowing you to make adjustments to lower your energy consumption. This increases your energy

    • June

      17

      2016
    • 88
    • 0

    Properly Placing The Concrete

    In the last post we went over the proper concrete mix for insulated concrete form walls. Depending on the forms’ size and the concrete core width, the concrete aggregate size and slump should be adjusted accordingly. The ultimate goal is to get the correct compressive strength for the concrete as specified. The concrete should be placed

    • May

      12

      2016
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    Does Concrete Mix Really Matter?

    The answer is yes. In fact, one of the most important aspects of concrete placement is the proper concrete mix design.  Proper concrete mix saves time on labor, facilitates concrete consolidation and ensures a successful Fox Blocks wall pour.  Cutting corners on the concrete mix can add cost and problems when you place the concrete into

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