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BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series Released

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The BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series BuildBlock recently released the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series, a 20 part video series that documents and explains the ICF building process from start to finish. Whether you have experience building with ICFs, have done some research, but don’t know where to start, or are still unsure about the benefits of ICFs and process of constructing with Insulating Concrete Forms, this is the series for you! What’s Inside? BuildBlock prides itself on quality education. Making the move to ICF is a smart decision and we want anyone who installs our products to be equipped

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BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Trades and Finishes

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Trades and Finishes Welcome to the final video in the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series, Trades and Finishes. This 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 video number 19 we discuss block attachment points as well as the different needs during the rest of the construction process. We also identify different types of exterior and interior finishes. The videos in this series are produced

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BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: ICF Plumbing, Electrical, and Mechanical Installation

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ICF Plumbing, Electrical, and Mechanical Installation Welcome to the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: ICF Plumbing, Electrical, and Mechanical Installation. 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 video number 18 we explain how to locate ICF attachment points even after they are covered. We also take a look at how to create chases for mechanical, plumbing, and electrical installation. The videos in this

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BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Waterproofing and Backfilling

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Waterproofing and Backfilling Welcome to the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Waterproofing and Backfilling. 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 video number 17 we help you understand the importance or proper waterproofing as well as the challenges associated with backfilling against an ICF wall. The videos in this series are produced as a companion to the BuildBlock Installation and Technical Manuals

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BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Post Pour Concrete Inspection

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Post Pour Concrete Inspection Welcome to the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Post Pour Concrete Inspection. 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 video number 16 we explain how concrete cures and provide helpful tips as you prepare for the next steps of your project. The videos in this series are produced as a companion to the BuildBlock Installation and Technical

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BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Concrete Consolidation

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Concrete Consolidation Welcome to the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Concrete Consolidation. 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 video number 15 we review the importance of consolidating concrete and the dangers of over vibration. The videos in this series are produced as a companion to the BuildBlock Installation and Technical Manuals available for free download on the Publications Page or for

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BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Pouring an ICF Project

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Pouring an ICF Project Welcome to the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Pouring an ICF Project. 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 video number 14 we explain the basics of pouring or pumping concrete into an ICF structure. We also discuss proper concrete mix, options for pumping and pouring, how to properly flow concrete, and how to pour corners and openings.

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BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Pre-Pour Inspection

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Pre-Pour Inspection   Welcome to the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Pre-Pour Inspection. 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 video number 13 we cover how to inspect an ICF project for common mistakes that cause problems during the pour, while finishing, or during occupation.   The videos in this series are produced as a companion to the BuildBlock Installation and Technical

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BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Penetrations, Beam Pockets, & Blockouts

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Penetrations, Beam Pockets, & Blockouts Welcome to the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series. 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 12th video in this series we identify common penetrations in ICF walls that you may need to plan for. We also discuss different methods for creating, bracing, and sealing penetrations. The videos in this series are produced as a companion to

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BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Continuing Up The Wall

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Continuing Up The Wall Welcome to the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Continuing Up The Wall. 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 11th video of this series we discuss best practices for continuing up the wall after the first few courses are stacked and shimmed and trimmed to level. We also cover how to prepare for openings and penetrations as well

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