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Rebar Explained – A Comprehensive Guide to Rebar in ICFs

Compared to conventional foundation walls, ICFs require more rebar.  However you can have a 6” thick concrete wall with ICF opposed to an 8” conventional foundation wall in most cases.  Therefore the extra rebar can save you 2” of concrete throughout your foundation walls….

The “How” and the “Why” of using Rebar in Advantage ICF Walls

Frequently, I get asked what do I need for Rebar in my ICF walls?  What sizes and how often? Compared to conventional foundation walls, ICF’s require more rebar.  However you can have a  6”  thick concrete wall with ICF opposed to an 8” conventional…

How to do Step Footings Using Advantage ICFs

Step Footings Using the Advantage ICF System Written By Guest Writer Wade McClelland Footings are the base on which you erect the foundation walls of your building.  The footings ensure the load from the walls are spread evenly to the soil below. A level…

Step Footings Using the Advantage ICF System

Step Footings Using the Advantage ICF System Written By Guest Writer Wade McClelland Prior to starting any building project it is strongly advised to consult the local building authorities to confirm the requirements are for building in your area. In some cases there may…

Rebar in ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) Walls

Rebar in ICF Walls Written by Colin Showalter Follow me on Twitter @Colin_Plastifab Frequently, I get asked what do I need for Rebar in my ICF walls?  What sizes and how often? Compared to conventional foundation walls ICF’s require more rebar.  However you can…