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Old 01-23-2010, 06:37 AM   #1
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ICF - Fox Blocks


Dont know if this belongs in this section our not... but i am considering using Fox Blocks ICF system on my new house and just wondering what the general conesus is on them.

Also, if anyone has used them in the Ottawa region what did you have to do with the local BB (bureaucratic bastards) as they have to get there greasy little fingers involved in everything here.
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I haven't used Fox Blocks, but I understand they are a good system...I really like the T-wall block. You will not regret using ICF's in a new home...I have yet to hear of anyone who does not like them.

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Yeah I used them on a small addition and they worked really well. They seam to be the go to brand around here.
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In regards costing.... they seem to be one of the more economical choices, however, I have not had much exposure to ICF so if any one know of other brands that are still good quality but cheaper I would be interested in hearing about them.
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Icf is the way to go for sure. Once the windows are in you can heat them with light bulbs. Weve done a few of them easy to work with once you get the bracing down. Supper good home building product, add radiant floor heat to it with solar water heater and a few solar panels and you wont have a utility bill thell be crediting you. Make sure you get a contractor who has either worked with it before or has been trained properly on install and pouring it, Icf can go real bad real fast if you dont start off right and finish right. Also the arxx or icf or whatever you go with will do the engineering for you on your house for there product, as far as rebar and size.
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Icf is the way to go for sure. Once the windows are in you can heat them with light bulbs. Weve done a few of them easy to work with once you get the bracing down. Supper good home building product, add radiant floor heat to it with solar water heater and a few solar panels and you wont have a utility bill thell be crediting you. Make sure you get a contractor who has either worked with it before or has been trained properly on install and pouring it, Icf can go real bad real fast if you dont start off right and finish right. Also the arxx or icf or whatever you go with will do the engineering for you on your house for there product, as far as rebar and size.

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Yeah I used them on a small addition and they worked really well. They seam to be the go to brand around here.

When you used them.... did you get any onsigth support? And if yes, how was it.
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When you used them.... did you get any onsigth support? And if yes, how was it.
No I didn't, didn't feel I needed it either. Just read the instructions, but wasn't my first icf either.

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