Insulation

  • ICFA
    One of the most vocal supporters of ICF building systems is an organization called ICFA. ICFA, or the Insulated Concrete Forms Association, was formed in the mid-1990s by two former employees of Port....
  • Sound-proofed
    There are many ways to make a house sound-proofed, and not all of them require in-depth reconstruction of the exterior walls. Little known architectural tricks, such as staggering doorways and wall s....
  • Basement Refinishing Ideas
    One of the most popular types of renovation is basement refinishing, and basement refinishing ideas are some of the most commonly discussed topics among do-it-yourselfers and homebuilding enthusiasts.....
  • Fire Resistance Rating
    One aspect of building materials that is essential to consider when building a house is the fire resistance rating of the material. In a nutshell, the fire resistance rating is just what you may imag....
  • New Construction Homes
    In the real estate market, new construction homes often represent the latest in home construction technology, including building materials and building techniques. Many homes, even those built from m....
  • Energy Saving Products
    In the last 15 years, an increasing number of energy saving products and appliances have become available for consumer use. Most large home appliances, from computers to microwaves and televisions, a....
  • Basement Wall Installation
    From digging the site to basement wall installation, creating a foundation is often the trickiest part of building a house. Unless it's a very large residential project, creating the foundation gener....
  • Engineered Walls
    Small building projects can sometimes have budgets that restrict the use of precision-engineered walls. In those cases, unique wall designs that require engineering may require the use of extra tools....
  • Green Buildings
    In the last 15 years, the movement to create more green buildings across the country has grown in leaps and bounds. In a nutshell, green buildings are buildings that are designed to reduce energy con....
  • CAD Drawings
    The technology behind CAD drawings has become indispensable in almost every realm of design. Industrial design, engineering, and architecture are a few of the fields where CAD (Computer-Aided Design)....