The ECO-Block ICF is composed of three components
(See Cutaway View):
- Side panels
- Side panel connector elements
The ECO-Block ICF system consists of two types of plastic: Expanded Polystyrene
(EPS) and high-density plastic. Each block has two side panels, each measuring 48"
(1219 mm) long by 16" (406 mm) high by 2.5" (64 mm) thick. These side
panels are made of flame-retardant EPS. Every 8” (203 mm) on the horizontal
axis of the side panel, there is a high-density plastic web that has
been molded into the EPS side panel. These webs provide a surface on both the exterior
and interior to attach finishing materials.
The connector element spans the cavity between the two side panels
and connects the two side panels together to make the blocks. The connector elements
and the EPS side panels are easily and quickly assembled on site. The cavity made
by the connector element can be varying sizes from 4", 6", 8" or
10" (101.6 mm to 254 mm) or more depending on the length of the connector element.
It is in this cavity that concrete is placed to make the concrete walls of the building.
After the concrete cures, the ECO-Block side panels remain in place and provide
the insulation for the building.
Stack-and-Pour for Fast Walls
ECO-Block’s easy-to-use process eliminates several steps that are necessary
with wood-frame construction, such as sheathing and insulating the exterior walls.
Made of expanded polystyrene (EPS), ICFs stack and lock into place much like LEGOs.
Extreme heat, frigid cold, rain or sun — it doesn’t matter — EPS
insulates concrete, allowing it to wet-cure as it strengthens.
After the concrete cures, the plumbing and electrical installation can begin. The
foam is easy to cut and remove so electrical lines can be installed. Plus, any exterior
or interior finish can be applied — from panel and lap siding to brick, stone
ECO-Block features a bracing system with unique alignment features to ensure a smooth
wall finish. Only basic hand tools are needed to position and secure our lightweight
blocks. High-density webs, integral to ECO-Block, provide furring strips for any
standard wall-finishing product.
High-density plastic webs are recessed by 1/4”, providing a uniform exterior
to which any stucco or EIFS material can be applied. Having such a uniform surface
provides superior adhesion and crack resistance.
Radius walls and angled walls can also be constructed with ease through simple mitering
ECO-Block leads the ICF industry in research and development. It’s this dedication
to continuous improvement that allows our customers to rest easy. We stand behind
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