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ICF vs CMU: Understanding Your Options

July 26, 2018 ICF and CMU wall systems both strive to create energy-efficient, durable, storm and fire resilient wall systems. The wall systems must also create a healthy and comfortable environment for the occupants of the building or home.

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Installing Stucco Finish on ICF Walls

July 19, 2018 Stucco provides a beautiful finish for insulated concrete forms (ICF) like the Bautex Block Wall System. Applying stucco over ICF provides a moisture-resistant and durable finish.

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11 Problems with Wood Frame Construction

July 12, 2018 For over 100 years, light wood frame construction has been widespread in the United States because it is light, quick, renewable, easily customizable, and does not require heavy tools or equipment. However, contractors, architects, and building owners must contend with several significant problems associated with wood-frame… read more »

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8 Disadvantages and Problems with Structural Insulated Panels

July 05, 2018 Structural insulated panels (SIPs) first gained attention in the 1970s for their high level of insulation, air tightness, and strength over wood framing. However, over time, disadvantages with structural insulated panels have caused builders and architects to evaluate the trade offs between benefits and problems with SIP. An… read more »

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Building an Energy-Efficient New Home in a Warm Climate with Bautex Wall Assembly

May 24, 2018 Designing an energy-efficient new home for a hot-humid climate aims to reduce air conditioning bills by preventing the infiltration of warm air and moisture. 

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