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Archive for January 2014

Insulated Concrete Forms – FAQ

Insulated Concrete Forms – FAQ

1. What can you build with Insulated Concrete Forms? Cast in place concrete walls for bearing and non-bearing walls that have superior insulation built-in. You can use ICFs for foundations, exterior above grade walls, sound walls, residential, commercial, and industrial walls. ICF concrete construction is also used for […]

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Building With Insulated Concrete Forms

Building With Insulated Concrete Forms

Building With Insulated Concrete Forms Insulated concrete forms (ICF) is a method of building walls for reinforced concrete ordinarily manufactured with a rigid styrofoam insulation that stays in place as a permanent interior and exterior walls. 9 Things You Should Know Before You Start Building With Insulated […]

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Solar Radiant Floor Heating – What You Need To Know

Solar Radiant Floor Heating – What You Need To Know

Solar Radiant Floor Heating Solar hot water heating systems are compatible with radiant floor systems for a multitude of reasons: 1. The radiant floor system requires water temperatures in the same range that the solar system can generate. 2. Hydronic baseboards and fan coil systems, by comparison, […]

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Wood Burning Stove – 23 Things That May Save Your Life!

Wood Burning Stove – 23 Things That May Save Your Life!

23 Things You Need To Know About Wood Burning Stoves That May Save Your Life! Note: Before installing a wood burning stove, seek advice from your stove dealer, your local building inspector or fire department. And check with your insurance agent. The insurance company may have its specifications […]

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Insulating Concrete Forms – What you need to know

Insulating Concrete Forms – What you need to know

ICF-great-case-study Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF) wall most commonly consist of concrete between polystyrene foam, although other form materials such as polyurethane, recycled wood and cement mixtures exist. Insulating Concrete Forms Wall The foam is usually two flat pieces of either expanded polystyrene (EPS, average R-value of 3.8 […]

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Simple Kitchen Ideas

Simple Kitchen Ideas

Simple Kitchen Ideas Update your kitchen with kitchen design ideas for everything from kitchen cabinets to kitchen islands. You don’t have to be stuck making meals in a kitchen that’s as dead as a doorknob. With little imagination and some effort, you can create a great personalized […]

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The Reality Behind Home Energy Consumption

The Reality Behind Home Energy Consumption

Expensive is just one of the words that people today use to describe electricity bills. It seems that every day, the cost of electricity keeps getting higher and higher. Because of this, we all tend to look towards alternative energy sources. Home Energy Consumption However, as governments […]

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