Insulated Foundation Systems

JLC Field Guide: Insulating Foundations

Below-grade heat loss can be significant in colder climates. And as with any structure in the ground, you also have pay close attention to water and moisture issues. But the marriage of moisture and insulation is not always a happy one.

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Building to Ledge with Foam Forms

Foam-core blocks offered the cheapest way to build this 17-sided foundation on solid rock. More

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First Time Out With ICFs

Foam forms can save time and money while providing a superior finished product.... More

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Fast Precast Foundations

A Superior Wall foundation has as much strength as a poured foundation, plus it’s... More

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Cost-Saving Insulated Foundations

Reduced excavation and forming time make ICFs a cost-effective way to build a... More

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Beyond the Basics With ICFs

Curved walls and arch-topped openings are possible with standard blocks. More

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First Time Out With ICFs

Foam forms can save time and money while providing a superior finished product.... More

Insulated Foundation Systems Instruction

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Calculating FPSF Insulation Requirements

There are two good sources for designing frost-protected shallow foundations (FPSFs). More

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On the Job: ICF Retaining Wall

ICF retaining wall; no-sweat plumbing; overhead lift trailer More

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Waterproofing ICFs

Q. Is there a spray-on waterproofing that's compatible with ICF foundations ? that won't "melt" the polystyrene? More

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