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Cool Facts - Insulated Concrete Forms

Insulated Concrete Forms

Insulating concrete forms, which are left in place, come in three basic styles: panel, pre-formed interlocking block or plank systems. Once the rigid foam forms are assembled, they are filled with concrete.

 


Cool Facts
  • Energy experts state that 40 percent of the home's heat loss is through the ground

  • Currently in North America, residential basements claim about one-third of all insulated concrete wall form sales

  • A typical ICF system has an r-value of 17 based on a temperature of 75 degrees

  • Insulated Concrete Forms with their high r values, low air infiltrations and high thermal mass can account for approximately 25%-50% energy savings off your heating bill per month compared to a wood or a steel-framed home

  • There are about 20 major players out of the 70 ICF manufacturers

  • In sound transmission tests, ICF walls allowed less than one-third as much sound to pass through compared to an ordinary frame wall filled with fiberglass

  • IICF's require waterproofing on below grade exterior walls in order to maintain all of its benefits


The SUPERSEAL Solution

SUPERSEAL Dimpled Membrane is fast becoming the preferred choice for the waterproofing of insulated concrete forms. SUPERSEAL Dimpled Membrane can be fastened on any type of insulated concrete form quickly and easily in any weather condition. If the membrane is applied on a rainy day or if moisture or water does get behind SUPERSEAL Dimpled Membrane during the application, it will not matter. SUPERSEAL's air gap allows moisture or water to escape to the drain tile for removal. This guaranteed waterproofing system keeps the wet soil off the face of the foundation wall and eliminates 100% of the hydrostatic headwater pressure. It also provides the entire foundation with a permanent barrier against moisture or water from entering your basement. SUPERSEAL Dimpled Membrane allows your insulated concrete forms to effectively insulate your home and continually save you money.


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