Insulating Concrete Forms

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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. More

Super-Insulated Slab Foundations
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Super-Insulated Slab Foundations

Compacted drainage stone and a thick layer of foam prevent frost damage and keep... More

Beyond the Basics With ICFs
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Beyond the Basics With ICFs

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

On the Job: ICF Retaining Wall
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On the Job: ICF Retaining Wall

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

Insulated Swimming Pool, Anyone?
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Insulated Swimming Pool, Anyone?

When builder Todd LaBarge wanted to install a vinyl-lined swimming pool at his... More

Installing Manufactured Stone Over ICFs
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Installing Manufactured Stone Over ICFs

To ensure good adhesion, use an acrylic mortar admix and make sure the faux stones... More

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Pouring a Structural Slab

An East Coast builder describes the process of forming and pouring a structural garage slab using polystyrene deck forms. 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

First Time Out With ICFs
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First Time Out With ICFs

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

My First ICF Foundation
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My First ICF Foundation

Foam forms hold the promise of an easily built, energy-efficient foundation — but... More

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