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Unique Uses for EPS: Part 1 – Home Decor

Plasti-Fab EPS is more than just insulation. This month, we will be looking at the unique uses of EPS and the versatility the product offers.  As you look around your home or office, you may realize we all have that ONE bare wall. The…

Bracing & Scaffolding for Residential & Commercial ICF Projects

What Types of bracing/scaffolding are available for my ICF project? Whether you are building a home on a crawl space, or a large commercial project with multi-stories, scaffolding and bracing is required for your ICF project. First of all what are bracing/scaffolding systems and…

Radiant Floor Heating using PlastiSpan® HD Insulation

In our previous posts this month, we have covered using rigid foam insulation for under slab and exterior foundations. Now, imagine walking on a concrete, tile, or laminate covered floor without socks, and feeling comfortable and warm. This is a big benefit of having…

How to Make a Winter Wonderland out of EPS Foam

Tis the season to break out the decorations and adorn our homes and businesses with holiday decor. While there is always the option of purchasing decorations, did you know you can completely customize them with some simple DIY materials? EPS foam is amazingly versatile,…

Bracing & Scaffolding for Advantage ICF Projects

What Types of bracing/scaffolding are available for my ICF project First of all what are bracing/scaffolding systems and what are they used for? These systems support the wall and allow people to work off the ground to reach higher up the walls. They also…

Keeping the Cold out Part II: How to Insulate your Basement Walls

Yesterday we looked at how to begin insulating your basement by using PlastiSpan insulation on the floor. Walls can be just as important as the floor when insulating, especially if you have a walkout basement or exposed foundation walls. Our goal is energy efficiency,…

What to use for damp-proofing on my Advantage ICF foundation

A frequently asked question I get is, “what-to use for damp-proofing on my Advantage ICF foundation walls?” Many types of damp-proofing products are suitable for use with the Advantage ICF system. From traditional spray on ones (water based) to the various types of wraps….

How to make a Photo Board using Plasti-Fab HandiPac

Written by: Melissa Carruthers   @MelissaC_PFB Spring is on its way; graduations are around the corner, and photo opportunities are inevitable.  I don’t know about you, but I always have certain photos that I want to display at different times. Problem is I don’t want to…

General Contractor Relies on PlastiSpan HD for Residential Remodeling

For contractor Yves Voyer, Plasti-Fab EPS products have become a go-to solution for energy-efficient retrofits. Voyer owns YVEX Construction, a Gatineau, Quebec-based general contracting firm specializing in residential and commercial remodeling. On residential remodels, Voyer is able to increase the energy efficiency of nearly…

What to use for damp-proofing on my ICF foundation

A frequently asked question I get is, “what-to use for damp-proofing on my Advantage ICF foundation walls?” Many types of damp-proofing products are suitable for use with the Advantage ICF system. From traditional spray on ones (water based) to the various types of wraps….