Insulated Concrete Forms / Discussions

Are Insulated Concrete Forms and Gigacrete panels good?

...forms. You may find technical details here: https://nexcembuild.com/technicaldownloads-shtml/. Here is a video of a builder describing how he used Nexcem wall f...

Posted by Dallin Sumpter Feb. 21, 2019, 2:46 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 5 Responses

What is the best insulation Under 2" Cement flat Roof in NYC?

...forms more like the manufacturers say it does. So for figuring what amount of insulation actually makes sense, you'd need to do energy modelling, but if you're ...

Posted by Rafael Mor March 29, 2019, 5:19 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How much insulation should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement?

...insulated, and you can see by the extended colour gradient below the concrete from warm to cold is evident to a depth of many feet, while in the images with ins...

Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?

...concrete slab insulated with R22 rockwool and R3 panel insulation. The windows are double glazed wood and aluminum. I do not have an air exchanger yet, I’m wond...

Posted by Kevin Newman April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?

...forms to get a quote for an addition in Michigan and keep reading about slab on grade and monolithic foundation styrofoam forms - is there a difference or are t...

Posted by Ronaldo Johnitas Dec. 10, 2019, 6:12 a.m. Slab on Grade 4 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...insulated. If you are building directly on solid rock and have no drainage issues or had no clay, building with a footing could be a bit cheaper, but not better...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the best way to stop thermal bridging between my ICF walls and my footing?

...insulated door threshold forms . If you've been through our site at all looking at foundation options then it would be no surprise that we aren't big proponet...

Posted by Walter van den Broek Sept. 18, 2020, 11:23 a.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...insulated concrete forms) that would argue in favour of basements, including bottom to top ICF walls; those builders would argue there isn’t a great difference ...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What is the best type of home heating system?

...forms of radiant heat can be provided by all those fuel sources. As for sizing your heating equipment, the amount of heat you will need to provide will be det...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses