ICF 8" Amvic Straight block

Product Code: CEMICFAMSB8

ICF Block, Amvic



Amvic is the most user-friendly insulated concrete form (also known as an insulating concrete form) product on the market due to its innovative design which increases the speed of construction, reduces labor costs, and provides the highest level of performance during and after installation. The powerful combination of the patented, reversible FormLock™ interlock, EPS composition, innovative web design, and web spacing results in:

The Straight Block typically makes up 85% of the ICF wall assembly on most residential & commercial jobs. This block has six (6) strong full-length injection molded plastic ties made from Polypropylene (PP)regrind resin that is well marked with the word "Fox Blocks" located on both sides of the block. These ties secure the two pieces of 1.5 sf density modified Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam together that makes up each block type. The blocks are stacked tightly together and inter-locked end to end to the desired wall length. Once a single layer or course of ICF blocks is installed, horizontal reinforcing steel bars are inter-locked securely together in the ties of the blocks, then another course of Straight Blocks are placed firmly on top as the wall is built. To improve construction wall strength during installation, each course of blocks should have their end-joint connections staggered in a running bond method from the course adjacent to it. This installation method is typical for all Fox Blocks ICF form types and sizes.

Why build with ICF?

The ICF ensures a sustainable, energy-efficient building envelope with significantly lower long-term maintenance requirements. It is a quick and easy installation that reduces waste and increases job site efficiency. Moreover, it is sustainable, disaster-resilient construction allows for high flexibility in design. In addition, the homes built from ICF are energy-efficient that reduce utility costs, and create a comfortable and healthy environment