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7 Key Factors to Consider When Planning an ICF Full Height Home Construction Project

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Building with insulated concrete forms (ICFs) is straightforward and ICF homes generally reward their dwellers with high levels of comfort, energy-efficiency, and disaster resilience. In our guide below, we’ve listed the 7 most important factors to consider when you’re planning a construction project with a system such as Logix ICF.  Whether you’re a pro builder […]

Tips For Building a Foundation with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs)

ICF foundations are comfortable, energy-efficient, and easy to construct. But like any part of a building, ICF foundations come with certain nuances you must consider while planning, designing, and after your crews’ shovels hit the dirt. In this post, we’ve consolidated all the advice we could give anyone who’s embarking on an ICF foundation project. […]

Parging Failures on ICF Walls: Why They Can Happen And How to Prevent Them

Parging is a popular strategy for protecting an ICF home’s exposed perimeter at grade — right where the waterproofing ends and the exterior veneer begins. Yet sometimes parging can fail over time due to cracks or spalling. The majority of parging failures usually happen either because of an improper application or because an installer unfortunately […]

Builder Success Story: Casey Murray and The Viking Longhouse in Oklahoma

In this builder success story we share how Logix ICF helped Casey Murray successfully GC his truly unique (and really cool!) Viking Longhouse-inspired family home in Oklahoma. Introducing Casey… Casey Murray is the hero of our story and the builder of this near-passive home inspired by the ancient Viking Longhouse in Oklahoma’s countryside. Casey is […]

What is the proper depth of window and door placement in an ICF wall?

What is the proper depth of window and door placement in an ICF wall? The proper depth of window and door placement in an ICF wall is one that aligns the glazing with the exterior layer of continuous insulation. This means that ideally, the pane of glass should be on the same plane as the […]

How to Build ICF T-Walls with The Logix Buck Brace

Do you need to build ICF T-walls on site and not have the preformed Logix ICF T-wall blocks on site? Worry not — all you need to build T-walls on site is some 2×4 strapping and Logix buck braces. And our simple, 5-step guide will show you how to build ICF T-walls from standard ICF […]

What Is a Good ICF Concrete Mix For Residential Applications In Canada?

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R1 and R2 are the two classes of concrete typically used in ICF walls in Canada. But there’s more to it if you want to get a concrete mix that’s code-compliant, strong, and workable — and the latter matters a lot! In the article below, we’ll walk you through 5 best practices for getting the […]

Best Practices for Cold Weather Concrete Placement With ICFs

ARE YOU BUILDING WITH ICFS AND HAVE A CONCRETE POUR SCHEDULED FOR A CHILLY DAY? DON’T DESPAIR! Since your walls are already insulated on both sides, you already have a huge advantage over the guy pouring concrete slabs or stair cores in wintertime — your concrete has a great chance of staying at the ideal […]

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