ICFs Made from Cement-Bonded Wood Fiber
January 26, 2011
Durisol Building Systems Inc.
Durisol insulated concrete forms are made from a proprietary cement-bonded wood fiber material. They are composed of specially graded recycled waste wood (100 percent clean, natural softwood lumber), that are bonded together with Portland cement. The material is lightweight, porous and very durable. It does not rot nor decay. It is vermin, termite and insect proof and does not support fungus growth. It is environmentally safe, does not contain nor emit any toxic elements, and is fully recyclable. It contains no plastic, foams or polystyrenes. The company’s product line provides thermal performance of up to R-28 plus (steady state whole wall R value). The wall forming system is a straight-forward method of building a reinforced concrete wall with built-in thermal, acoustical and fire protection. The wall forms are interlocking modular units that are dry-stacked (without mortar) and filled with concrete and reinforcing steel.