Features and Benefits
STANDARD Insulating Concrete Forms
have a unique Modified Flat Wall interior design that combines
with the 2 3/8-inch thick MEPS foam panels to provide exceptional
form strength and superior overall thermal resistance.
are very strong. With a 2 1/2 inch thick uniform wall thickness
and the wall-tie brackets embedded in 3 7/8 inches of 1.5
net cured weight foam, STANDARD ICFs are among the strongest
forms on the market. The manufacturing quality control procedures
test every 28th form to make sure they will withstand 80 psi.
of internal pressure on all three cavities simultaneously.
have excellent quality controls during manufacturing to ensure
that the MEPS foam panels have a uniform density of 1.5 lbs.
(net cured weight) and smooth, flat exterior surfaces. Additionally,
every 28th form is tested to withstand 80 psi. of internal
pressure in all three cavities simultaneously.
a thermal resistance R-Value of R-26+ by calculation and up
to R-50 in performance.
have strong tongue and groove edge jointing with interlocking
stop-blocks and notches that ensure stability, strength, and
alignment of the wall assembly during installation and concrete
have a 11 1/4 -inch overall form width that conforms to the
width of 2 x 12 dimensional lumber. No need to rip or add material to make window and door bucks.
have 3/16-inch thick x 1 5/8-inch wide x 16-inch height stud flanges, recessed 1/2-inch below the foam panel surface, that align to form
an uninterrupted and continuous wall stud from footing to rafters, every 12-inch on
center, to provide an excellent fastening surface for installing
dry wall and exterior siding materials.
have wall tie stud brackets and larger (3-inch wide x 16-inch high) corner brackets that
are recessed 1/2-inch below the foam surface creating a stronger
form and a more substantial and durable substrate.
have wall tie brackets designed and laid out to improve concrete
flow and minimize material waste.
have unique 48-inch (18 + 30) corner forms that provide excellent
corner stability and alignment during assembly and concrete
placement with little or no bracing.
STANDARD ICFs have
a tongue and groove alignment system such that all of the
hard plastic brackets line up when stacking, and they tend
to "bottom out" when put-in-place. The corner and
wall-tie stud brackets stack directly on top of each other
and are a full 16 inches in height (hard plastic brackets
resting directly on top of each other).
We recommend using minimum expanding
polyurethane foam adhesive to glue the form courses together
as a measure to insure a quality installation, and to avoid
problems, including compression.
The STANDARD ICF Wall Tie Stud Brackets:
Wall Tie Stud Brackets are made of durable HDPE virgin plastic
material with excellent pullout strength for coarse thread
screw fasteners when installing interior dry wall and exterior
Wall Tie Stud Brackets are easy to cut through when it is
necessary to do so, and are especially easy to cut in half
horizontally when an 8-inch height is needed, without compromising
Wall Tie Stud Brackets eliminate problems caused by thermal
Wall Tie Stud Brackets are strong and rigid to prevent forms
Wall Tie Stud Brackets have a tandem re-bar saddle with a
tie-down hole to make installation of re-bar quick and easy.
Wall Tie Stud Brackets have a designated electrical device
box space and a designated electrical wire and conduit chase
that can assist with electrical installations.
Wall Tie Stud Brackets rest directly on top of each other
to prevent the forms from settling during placement of concrete.
The Unique STANDARD ICF Corner Brackets:
Corner Brackets are made of strong PVC plastic with excellent
pullout strength for coarse thread screw fasteners when securing
exterior siding materials.
Corner Brackets (3-inch wide x 16-inch high) stack
on top of each other to provide an uninterrupted and continuous
attachment surface on each leg of the outside corner forms
for securing exterior siding materials.