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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildCrete Pool Plaster


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 with great success.,” says Mike Garrett, BuildBlock CEO, “Now we are thrilled to introduce a truly green synthetic finishing material for pools that is 100% waterproof, available in several colors and nearly impervious. As more pool builders convert to ICF pools this finish is perfect to simplify pool construction from start to finish.”

Benefits of BuildCrete Pool Plaster

  • Provides a hard, durable finish. A single 3/8-inch thick coat applied on the bottom of the pool and 3/16-inch on the sides, directly over EPS delivers 3500+ PSI compressive strength.
  • Highly resistant to mold and mildew growth.
  • Impact and abrasion resistant.
  • Resistant to freeze and thaw damage.
  • Single day hand or machine application
  • Arrives in bags to be mixed with water on the job site.
  • Designed to apply directly over EPS on BuildBlock & BuildRadius forms
  • Highly resistant to sulphate attack
  • Silica free

BuildBlock continues to expand the pool market with innovative products and intelligent solutions.  Insulating Concrete Forms not only speed construction, but the insulating foam prevents more than 80% of the heat loss of the pool. This means it’s much cheaper to heat your pool, but also increases the length of the pool season. BuildCrete Pool Plaster comes in a variety of colors and replicates the look of a gunite pool while providing an affordable finish with greater energy efficiency, more precision to the project, and a longer lifespan.

About BuildBlock

BuildBlock® Building Systems is the manufacturer of BuildBlock Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) the most environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient and disaster resistant method of residential and commercial construction. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, BuildBlock serves North America through 14 manufacturing facilities including locations in Mexico and Canada.

About ICFs

Insulating concrete forms (ICFs) are hollow foam blocks which are stacked into the shape of the exterior walls of a building, reinforced with steel rebar, and then filled with concrete. Insulated concrete forms combine one of the finest insulating materials, Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), with one of the strongest structural building materials, steel reinforced concrete. The result is a wall system of unmatched comfort, energy efficiency, strength, and noise reduction.

More information about BuildBlock® Insulating Concrete Forms can be found online at or by calling 866-222-2575.