Options for waterproofing below-grade ICF walls exist. Admixtures create impermeable concrete, while spray-applied (spray-on) and peel-and-stick (sheet membranes) are also effective. Dimpled sheet membranes, sometimes called air-gap membranes or drainage boards, are a key component, and are part of a complete drainage system.
Above grade ICF walls require flashings around windows, doors, and other openings.
Ames’ Block & Wall is a new waterproofing product designed for extremely wet situations. Used for interior and exterior applications, it can be applied to insulated concrete forms above and below grade.
The product clings to the block surface, acting as a filler and bonding materials together. This bonding strengthens wall construction while making a completely impermeable new surface.
Ames’ Block & Wall is made with high grade acrylic plastic and has no fillers. It is high in solids and is three times as thick as regular paint.
Block & Wall resists the cracking and peeling that normally occurs during extreme temperatures because it expands and contracts up to 700% and remains flexible, even in temperatures ranging from -35° to 150° F.
Ames’ Block & Wall is non-toxic, contains no solvents, is VOC-free, environmentally friendly and water clean up.
Epro Services Inc.’s products have waterproofed more ICF foundations than any other fluid applied system in the industry.
The reason is that Epro provides a complete system from a water-based, seamless, high performance liquid membrane to extremely durable and tough HDPE protection courses and drainage composites that just work better than any other system.
Unlike sheet (peel-and-stick), membranes, which have seams and rely on an adhesive for bonding, the Epro fluid applied membrane forms a seamless barrier even at the most critical points (transitions, terminations and penetrations) and provides its own tenacious adhesion.
The protection course and drainage composite protect the waterproofing membrane while controlling and directing hydrostatic water pressure away from the foundation. Their HDPE construction provides unparalleled chemical resistance guaranteeing a long lasting system.
This adds up to the best ICF waterproofing system solution.
Northwestern Ohio Foam Products has introduced BarrierX5, a 1.25” thick version of The Barrier for even greater insulating values under a concrete slab and the only flexible 100% recycled EPS foam available in a roll.
The BarrierX5, BarrierXT, and Barrier complete the insulation of the building envelope by protecting the concrete slab from heat loss and moisture migration especially when used in conjunction with ICFs and a radiant heated floor.
BarrierX5 has a flexible EPS foam core with poly film laminated to both sides creating an insulated and waterproof product. The flexible 4’x60’ rolls conform to the uneven grade, saving you time and money on installation costs by eliminating the need to repair broken rigid sheets or preparing a perfectly flat grade. In addition, the product has a patented, integrated self-taping seam that reduces moisture migration through the slab -improving the overall efficiency of your slab. Visit the website below or call our sales team.
Poly Wall® Home Stretch™ Peel 'N Stick Waterproofing Membrane is specifically designed and engineered for use with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) technology. It is also an excellent choice for use on poured concrete foundation walls, Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) walls and related applications where waterproofing is critical or hydrostatic pressure is present. Home Stretch™ ICF is a self-adhering sheet waterproofing membrane 40 mils thick which consists of a strong pliable high density polyethylene (HDPE) facing bonded to a rubberized asphalt waterproofing compound that has been proven over many years of use to a be supremely effective waterproofing. Home Stretch™ ICF is available in easy to handle and install 36” wide by 66.7’ long rolls (200 sf / roll) with a disposable treated release liner. When used with Shur-Tac™, Poly Wall® Home Stretch™ Detail Tape, Poly Wall® Blue Barrier™ Joint Filler 2200 and Poly Wall® Arroyo™ Drain Boards and accessories creates a complete waterproofing system for your ICF.