Saturday, 2 February 2013
ICF Foundation Walls
Bramel is using a product called Polycrete, which has steel bands embedded in the rigid insulation with metal ties between the panels. The corners are plumbed and reinforced with steel angles for the pour. Once the concrete is set, the corners come off, but the insulation remains. The other benefit is that the insulation will slow the cooling of the concrete and give us good strength dispute the cold temperatures. Polycrete have been very supportive and have sent a technical rep. to show the crew the system and will review the bracing before the concrete is placed.
It took some time just to open the large bundles and sort the various heights and wall width panels, making it hard to move around this compact site, but as the forms are assembled there is more space.