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BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Bracing & Alignment

Bracing & Alignment   Welcome to the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Bracing and Alignment. This 20 part video series is intended to be an educational walk through of the ICF building process. From the early planning phases to pouring concrete and finishing walls, this series will provide the basic knowledge you need to have a successful BuildBlock ICF build. In the 10th video of this series we identify the 4 basic components of an ICF Bracing and Alignment system as well as explain its 3 primary functions.  The videos in this series are produced as a companion to the BuildBlock Installation

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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildCrete Pool Plaster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildCrete Pool Plaster Oklahoma City, OK – Released at the 2016 International Pool, Spa, and Patio Expo, BuildCrete Pool Plaster by BuildBlock ICFs is a true one-coat plaster designed to adhere directly to EPS foam, concrete, or other pool building materials. BuildCrete has been used in ICF construction for its durability, strength, and ease of application. It allows pool builders to be green without complexity, saving time and money on the job site, and creating a finish that will outlast any other plasters or finishing materials. “We introduced BuildCrete Plaster & Stucco products more than three years ago

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Introduction to BuildBlock ICFs

Product Overview

The BuildBlock ICFs Product Family is perfect for your project. Get to know the amazing products that BuildBlock ICFs has to offer in this comprehensive video. ICFs are simply an insulated form for concrete that stays in place after pouring. They provide superior insulation and stand up incredibly well to natural disasters. This video starts with a general overview of how BuildBlocks’ forms work and then takes a look at our versatile catalog of products. BuildBlock offers forms in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate any design. And with an array of accessories for bracing, waterproofing, flooring and more, BuildBlock is

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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildBlock Hardwall Connector

BuildBlock Hardwall Connector

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildBlock HardWall Connector Oklahoma City, OK – BuildBlock Building Systems has released an improvement to the BuildBlock Hardwall System used to create an insulated ICF wall on one side with a bare concrete face on the other. This system is used in commercial applications where no flammable material may be present such as emergency stairwells and elevator shafts as well as warehouses and industrial buildings where utility and impact resistance is required. The initial BuildBlock Hardwall solved this challenge by using BuildLock ICF panels combined with web bridges and the webs normally molded into

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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildShield Termite Protection

BuildShield Termite & Fire Stop Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildShield Termite Protection Oklahoma City, OK – BuildBlock Building Systems is introducing BuildShield, a revolutionary solution for termite protection in an ICF wall. BuildShield combines an extruded vinyl membrane with an adhesive stainless steel material to form an impenetrable barrier to termites. When integrated into an ICF wall BuildShield solves a challenge to ICFs in termite prone areas. This product will be available in early January 2016. BuildShield combines an extruded PVC plastic track with an adhesive stainless steel material applied together between an above grade course when constructing an ICF wall. The track

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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildBuck ICF Door & Window Bucking

BuildBuck ICF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildBuck ICF Door & Window Bucking Oklahoma City, OK – BuildBlock Building Systems is excited to announce the release of BuildBuck ICF Door & Window Bucking. BuildBuck is the ideal insulating bucking solution for door and window openings in a BuildBlock ICF project. BuildBuck is the longest EPS ICF buck on the market at 52-inches (132mm) and is designed to create a 4040 (4-ft x 4-ft) rough opening without any cutting. This product is available in 11-inch and 13-inch widths for 6-inch and 8-inch BuildBlock, BuildLock, and 6-inch GlobalBlock products and will be available

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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildShield Termite & Fire Stop Protection

BuildShield Termite & Fire Stop Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildShield Termite & Fire Stop Protection Oklahoma City, OK – BuildBlock Building Systems is pleased to announce the release of BuildShield Termite & Fire Stop Protection. BuildShield combines an extruded vinyl membrane with an adhesive stainless steel material to form an impenetrable barrier to termites and a terminal cap that prevents flames from reaching beyond the top of an ICF wall. One product using the same materials applied slightly differently in different areas of an ICF wall. “We initially created a cost effective solution for termites in an ICF wall.” says Mike Garrett, BuildBlock

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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildShield Fire Stop Protection

BuildShield Termite & Fire Stop Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildShield Fire Stop Protection Oklahoma City, OK – BuildBlock Building Systems is introducing BuildShield, a barrier for firestop protection in an ICF wall. BuildShield is a combination of two materials when combined offer fire stop protection providing additional protection in fire prone areas. This product will be available in early January 2016. BuildBlock built an ASTM 814E Fire Stop. BuildShield combines an extruded PVC plastic track with an adhesive stainless steel material applied together between near the top of the wall in an above grade course when constructing an ICF wall. The track supports

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BuildBlock ICF Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build House in Nevada County 2012

This project was part of the annual Habitat for Humanity National Blitz-Build Program. Throughout the US during the week of June 3rd thru June 10th, 2012, approximately 200 homes were to be built and hopefully completed that week. This home in Nevada County however, was built using BuildBlock ICFs    When the Nevada County Habitat for Humanity was obtaining permission from the City of Grass Valley for its 16 home Heritage Oaks Subdivision, design criteria for the aesthetic features of the homes and landscaping were imposed. The homes are designed to fit in with the historical and traditional architecture of

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Asked&Answered: GlobalBlock Frequently Asked Questions

Asked-&-Answered

In our latest Asked&Answered we routinely get questions about building with one of our newest products, GlobalBlock the All Foam ICF. Let’s answer common questions about ICF construction using GlobalBlock the All Foam ICF. GlobalBlock Benefits GlobalBlock reduces ICF cost by more than 40%. GlobalBlock uses 1/3 less concrete. Increased EPS foam increases insulation value of wall. GlobalBlock is a fully reversible block as are all modern ICFs. GlobalBlock offers 30% savings up front, uses 30% less concrete and offers about R-30 insulation (6” form). It fits integrally with BuildBlock and BuildLock forms allowing or seamless integration as infill in

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