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Comparing a CIP vs. ICF Foundation
By Paul Kocsis
Engineer Paul Kocsis figured out years ago that ICF foundation prices are not more expensive than a conventional, cast-in-place (CIP) reinforced-concrete foundation. Kocsis works to reduce misinformation about ICFs, including the mistaken belief that they are much more expensive in some usages.

How To: Starting Right – Footings For ICFs
By Tom Patton
One of the most important parts of the structure of any building is footings or slab-on-grade support. The design and installation of these elements is essential in how the next part of the build proceeds, and ultimately, the structural stability of the whole building bearing on the ground.

Project Profile: Burton House
The Burton House in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada, maximized an addition to the existing historic structure by designing specifically for 16-inch Amvic blocks and 6-inch EPS Legalett decking and floor slabs. No underpinning of the old foundation or any added cost to secure was required because of the Legalett slab design.

Project Profile: White Residence
The two homeowners in Warwick, Rhode Island, were also the builders on this project. This couple designed, drew, and constructed the home over nights, holidays, weekends, and vacations, with no prior ICF experience. 

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ICF Product Directory

ICF Product Directory

Companies within the ICF industry are constantly updating their product lines with newer, better products and services, designed to help their customers become more efficient and profitable. This annual ICF product directory showcases the latest evolution of products...

Starting Right – Footings For ICFs

Starting Right – Footings For ICFs

One of the most important parts of the structure of any building is footings or slab-on-grade support. The design and installation of these elements is essential in how the next part of the build proceeds, and ultimately, the structural stability of the whole building...

July/August 2022 News

July/August 2022 News

Entries are now being accepted for the annual ICF Builder Awards and the People's Choice Award. The entry form is available on the website, www.icfmag.com, under the Builder Awards tab. The deadline to return entry forms is Friday, October 14, 2022. Contractors,...

Comparing a CIP vs. ICF Foundation

Comparing a CIP vs. ICF Foundation

A cast-in-place basement (left) compared to a ICF basement (right). It was the spring of 2015 and we had just wrapped up our fourth ICF foundation design in Ontario for Simple Concept, a modular steel homebuilder out of Montreal. After discussing the foundation prices...

White Residence

White Residence

2022 Small ResidentialWinner The two homeowners in Warwick, Rhode Island, William White and Jane Levesque, were also the builders on this project. This couple designed, drew, and constructed the home over nights, holidays, weekends, and vacations, including all...

Burton House

Burton House

2022 Small Residential1st Runner-Up(People’s Choice Winner) The Burton House in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada, maximized an addition to the existing historic structure by designing specifically for 16-inch Amvic blocks. The home expansion, completed in April 2020, used...

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