R-ETRO High Performance Insulation System

The R-ETRO System offers building owners a simple yet effective way to attach the best performing insulation product to an existing building and then serves as a fastening point for finish materials. Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is the most effective thermal insulation because of its inert properties: EPS has no nutritional value for plants, animals or micro-organisms. It will not rot and is highly resistant to mildew. EPS will not decompose or decay and its R-Value will no...
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A Full Basement Ready to Pour in a Day! Are you kidding?

The experienced crew on this Quad-Lock ICF project finished the formwork for a full basement and garage in one day. The concrete was successfully poured the next morning in a few hours. The metal track was attached to the footing the previous day in a few hours. Though barely visible in this time-lapse, corner brackets and rebar were installed. Note that inexperienced crews will take longer for the first few projects but usually achieve 'experienced' speed after just two projects. Spec...
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A Better Way to Build Basements

A plumb, straight, square, and level (PSSL) foundation is key to any building project and is particularly important when you’re going to place a modular home on top. Quad-Lock Insulating Concrete Forming (ICFs) system makes PSSL a snap to achieve. Mike Hanes of Homes American Made began installing Quad-Lock many years ago. He poured a Quad-Lock ICF basement under every modular home he erected. “With modular homes, we needed a way of doing basements that was quick, provided quality, and was co...
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