Matt Risinger's Video Tour of the Bautex Plant

Bau­tex ICF walls are incred­i­bly durable, but Matt Risinger puts our sys­tem to the test in this video.

Noth­ing shows strength and wind­storm resis­tance quite like an air can­non. The high-speed two by four fly­ing debris test shows just how much force a Bau­tex ICF block wall can with­stand.

Bau­tex insu­lat­ed con­crete blocks make a high­er per­form­ing and stronger wall sys­tem that sur­pass­es the lat­est build­ing codes, but is also sim­pler and faster to install.

Matt does a great job of explain­ing how our wall sys­tem works, start­ing with the Bau­tex Block made from expand­ed poly­styrene insu­la­tion and cement. These blocks get stacked on the foun­da­tion and then filled with rebar and con­crete to form a strong, durable and ener­gy effi­cient wall sys­tem. The Bau­tex Wall Sys­tem pro­vides struc­ture, enclo­sure, and insu­la­tion — replac­ing sev­er­al lay­ers of mate­ri­als and instal­la­tion steps in con­ven­tion­al con­struc­tion.

One thing Matt likes about the Bau­tex wall sys­tem is its effi­cien­cy. The Bau­tex block has two inch­es of EPS foam on the inside and out­side, and the mid­dle sec­tions of insu­la­tion are ten inch­es thick. The result is a wall sys­tem that is up to three times more insu­la­tion than required by the lat­est res­i­den­tial ener­gy codes in Texas.

Besides extreme ener­gy effi­cien­cy, key ben­e­fits of the Bau­tex wall sys­tem includes great sound reduc­tion, resis­tance to mold and mildew, low main­te­nance, long-term dura­bil­i­ty, 4‑hour fire rat­ing, and FEMA lev­el wind­storm pro­tec­tion.

Learn more about Bau­tex for your next res­i­den­tial project here.