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Benefits of ThermoForm or Lite Insulated Concrtete WallsThermoForm insulated concrete forms is TF Systems' original breakthrough product. By standing insulated concrete forms vertically, TF not only revolutionized ICF design but created new benefits realized by property owners and builders. 

Design Flexibility

Due to the vertical orientation of the ThermoForm ICF System, buildings are designed to the clients' needs and can easily incorporate intricate design features such as arches and curves. 

Structural Strength 

The ThermoForm insulated concrete form system provides a steel reinforced concrete wall with foam on each side, much stronger than buildings constructed from CMU blocks or other building methods. 

High Thermal Value 

A minimum of 2 inches of any EPX or XPS foam on the inside and outside of the form work produces superior R-values of up to R-40 greatly reducing heating and/or cooling costs.

Environmentally friendly ICFs lead the way in Green Building

The ThermoForm ICF System is produced with recycled products and lowers the carbon footprint over the life of the structure when compared with other building methods providing green and sustainable building methods. 

Superior Sound Reduction

Due to the combination of concrete and polystyrene, the system is a highly effective sound barrier, preventing the travel of sound throughout a building. 

Unique Building Solutions Via ThermoForm

  • Full Height Wall Forms
  • Proven 33-50% faster to build with when compared to other insulated concrete form systems, which are already faster than traditional construction methods.
  • Materials cut to your design specification to suit the individual building, speeding up the on site construction and reducing on site cutting.
  • Tall wall construction: ThermoForm owns the unique ability to slide the ICF panels, allowing for "open windows" to pour and consolidate concrete in multiple lifts
  • Easily pour 30+ foot walls in one pour while adhering to proper concrete placement code standards
  • Ability to form one side of the wall allowing access to the interior wall cavity (rebar cage)
  • Industry leading full height High Strength Corner (HSC) and stud attachment.

Consider this

The design of the ThermoForm ICF system is based upon decades of actual contractor experience.  Our extensive product and job site knowledge allows us to provide superior technical support and unparalleled customer service.  We recognize the challenges contractors face and remain dedicated to providing the highest quality product, based on the latest research and development. 

  • You can set almost any insulated concrete form wall up to 12 feet high entirely from the ground, without scaffolding.  Just like you can set other vertical concrete forms from the ground.
  • When you need to cut foam forms at the end of a wall for a splice, you take one measurement and cut a full height panel all at once.  Instead of stopping work 5-9 separate times to measure and cut a separate block.
  • Unlike traditional ICF blocks, ThermoForm splices are the strongest part of the wall requiring no additional bracing.
  • All materials can be ordered to exact wall height, so no cutting is needed at the top of the wall.
  • You have a few basic parts that create all the common features: straight walls, curved walls, 90-degree corners, irregular corners, and openings.
  • The ICF materials ship almost completely flat to maximize shipping space.  Two to three average projects will fit on a truckload.
  • It is easy to prefab wall sections indoors or on the job site, then set them in place.  On site booms or lifts are helpful to set large sections in place.
  • Only about half as much bracing is necessary to produce a consistently straight, plumb wall.  Each rail is a vertical member that adds rigidity to the wall so less outside correction is needed.  The C-channel along the top and bottom of the wall helps hold it straight.
  • Fewer cuts are needed at each opening with the vertical TF ICF system.
  • Waste is about 1% for an experienced crew.  Almost every cutoff can be used because all foam is flat material with no teeth or ties to match up.  All rail cut-offs can simply be stacked on top of each other.
  • You can install all the rebar at one time by setting up the wall with the foam panels on one side only.  Or you can install both sides and set the bars as you go, as with other systems.
  • Anytime, any place you need access to the inside of the insulated form wall, slide up a panel.  When you’re done, slide it back down.
  • The foam concrete forms do not float during the pour because there are no horizontal seams.
  • The foam concrete forms do not settle, period.
  • The rails are 100% continuous up the entire height of the wall.  No gaps, no seams, no problem hitting the “stud”. 
  • All rails are thick, high-grade material for durability and high screw pull-out strength.
  • Rails are available in either plastic or steel, for any type of job. Concrete widths from 4" to 24" and beyond are available.

Click on the graphics above to download our ThermoForm brochures. Then call us to discuss you needs. 800-360-4634.


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