Insulation

  • Insulated Concrete Forms
    One building system that has received considerable attention in the homebuilding arena of late is the ICFs, or insulated concrete forms, building system. Insulated concrete forms are Styrofoam blocks....
  • Insulated Walls
    One of the most effective features of energy-saving homes is having properly insulated walls. Insulation can effect the energy consumption of houses so much that there are entire websites, both gover....
  • Technical Specifications
    Most technical specifications for building materials and building systems are available online from the manufacturer's website. The manufacturers provide this information to the public as a way of in....
  • Concrete Home Improvements
    Many homeowners looking to make renovations to their homes may consider concrete home improvements as a viable building option. Concrete home improvements have many advantages over regular-wood frami....
  • Dry Basements
    In order to build truly dry basements, builders must create a thermal envelope around the entire house that is as tightly sealed as possible. This is because there are a number of ways that water can....
  • Installation Guides
    For some building materials or machinery, it can be difficult to find comprehensive installation guides without going though a lengthy communication process with the manufacturer or supplier of the ma....
  • Concrete Form Insulated Homes
    In the last 30 years, the number of concrete form insulated homes that are erected each year in America is growing. Concrete, once popular in residential construction during the tail end of the moder....
  • Commercial Building Construction
    Commercial building construction projects usually have to undergo rigorous applications processes, permit approval processes, and code inspections. Public buildings have even more hurdles, including ....
  • Insulating Concrete Forms
    Many builders or homeowners may be interested in insulating concrete forms or insulating the existing concrete in their homes. Though concrete has great thermal mass, is isn't much of a thermal insul....
  • Concrete Wall Forms
    Over the last 50 years, the types of concrete wall forms that are commonly used in the construction of houses have undergone some radical changes. In the past, builders and engineers used the same ma....