ICCF / ICF BENEFITS
ADVANTAGES OVER "WHITE BLOCK" ICF
TPB Block Is The “Greener Choice”
TPB block is the “greener choice” – White block is made of virgin molded EPS. There is little, if any recycled material in white block. In strict contrast to white block, the EPS used in each EBS block is 100% recycled EPS, greatly reducing waste that was headed for the landfill.
TPB Block Surfaces Can Remain Exposed For Years Without UV Radiation Exposure Damage
In contrast, white block is vulnerable to UV radiation deterioration and must be covered soon after construction to prevent UV radiation and mechanical damage.
Consistent Size, Shape, And Weight
EBS blocks are mold formed using a process and under strict quality control. Therefore each Perfect Block is nearly identical to the next allowing for easy stacking with minimal shimming and gluing and making it easier to construct walls plumb and level while saving time, materials, and significant money.
TPB 12″ Reinforced Core Spacing
EBS block cores are spaced 12″ on center. This allows for increased wall strength and any cut block 12″ or greater in length can be used for primary wall construction greatly minimizing waste. The expanded flat internal surface provides a continuous horizontal and vertical attachment area 12″ on center to safely anchor internal and external heavy items.
TPB Ease Of Construction
The improved size and reduced weight of a 4′ block, over longer and heavier blocks that require more than one person to stack, greatly ease handling and assembly saving labor, time, and materials. 4′ increments are a standard in the building industry.
Several Block Sizes To Choose
EBS blocks come in many sizes and insulation thicknesses to optimize the builder’s desires and requirements.
TPB ADVANTAGES OVER TRADITIONAL "GRAY BLOCK" ICF
TPB BLOCK REQUIRES MINIMAL BRACING
White block is super lightweight and a significant investment in time and materials is required to brace white block walls before grouting in order to be safe and achieve a high quality wall that is plumb and straight. The potential for white block to “float” exists when pouring heavy, wet concrete in it unless bracing steps are taken to prevent it. The precision made EBS block is denser and stronger and requires minimal bracing to create plumb, level, and straight walls saving time and money.
TPB BLOCK HAS “TEETH”, WHITE BLOCK DOESN’T
“Tooth” or "Teeth” is a term to describe a surface’s ability to hold or grip a substrate. EBS block’s inherent textured (slightly rough) cementitious surfaces can hold cementitious exterior stuccos and interior plasters or drywall mud without additional furring or wire lath, eliminating many costly additional materials and labor intensive steps to clad exterior and interior walls. White block has no “tooth” and requires furring and/or secured wire lath to cover with stucco or plaster.
CONSISTENT SIZE, SHAPE, AND WEIGHT
TPBs are monolithic and mold-formed under pressure and under strict quality control. Therefore, each form is identical to the next allowing for easy stacking with minimal shimming and gluing and making it easier to construct walls plumb and level saving time and materials.
12” REINFORCED CORE SPACING
TPB cores are spaced 12″ on center. This allows for increased wall strength and any cut block, 12″ or greater in length can be used for primary wall construction greatly minimizing waste.
SEVERAL FORM SIZES TO CHOOSE
TPBs come in many sizes and insulation thicknesses to optimize the builder’s desires and requirements.
Why Build With "The Perfect Block"?
“The Perfect Block” Is A Complete Low-Density Insulated Composite Concrete Form (ICCF) Building System With Significant Advantages Over Traditional “Stick Framing” Construction And With Other Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Systems Or Masonry Block.
Advantages Over Traditional “Stick Framing” Construction
- Strength – ICCF walls are at least 700% stronger than stick framed walls and will resist 250 mph winds
- Insulation – A 10″ ICCF wall has at least 4 times greater thermal resistance than 2×6 batt insulated walls
- Thermal Mass – ICCF wall thickness and density further enhance thermal resistance over stick framing and traditional construction
- Fire Resistance – ICCF walls do not burn “open flame” 4000 DEGREES
- Termite/Insect Resistance – There is no food source for termites or boring insects or rodents. Rodents won’t nest in it. No dry rot will occur
- Design Versatility – ICCF wall material can be easily cut and shaped into infinite and unique design features for load and non-load bearing walls