Tornado-Struck Oklahoma Couple Rebuilds With Concrete
The Moore, Oklahome tornado of May 20, 2013 destroyed their house. Now, Jasper and Amanda Warden are rebuilding with concrete.
Super-Insulated Slab Foundations
Compacted drainage stone and a thick layer of foam prevent frost damage and keep...
Beyond the Basics With ICFs
Curved walls and arch-topped openings are possible with standard blocks.
On the Job: ICF Retaining Wall
ICF retaining wall; no-sweat plumbing; overhead lift trailer
Insulated Swimming Pool, Anyone?
When builder Todd LaBarge wanted to install a vinyl-lined swimming pool at his...
Installing Manufactured Stone Over ICFs
To ensure good adhesion, use an acrylic mortar admix and make sure the faux stones...
Pouring a Structural Slab
An East Coast builder describes the process of forming and pouring a structural garage slab using polystyrene deck forms.
Q. Is there a spray-on waterproofing that's compatible with ICF foundations ? that won't "melt" the polystyrene?
First Time Out With ICFs
Foam forms can save time and money while providing a superior finished product....
My First ICF Foundation
Foam forms hold the promise of an easily built, energy-efficient foundation — but...