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SmartBlock

Model 12VWF6

Internet #203012853

6 in. Concrete Core 84 lb. 60 in. H x 13.3 ft. L x 10 in. W Insulated Concrete Forms (Bundle of 20)

$339.00 /bundle
  • Saves energy costs
  • Disaster-resistant and sustainable building
  • Easy to assemble and stack for the DIY-er

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Create an energy-efficient and sustainable building with SmartBlock Insulated Concrete Forms. They are a lightweight polystyrene (EPS) stay-in-place concrete form that speeds construction and yields a highly insulated wall. The finished wall will be 5.75 in. of concrete core and 2.125 in. of EPS on each side. Acoustical applications and fire-retardant properties increase the value of this construction method.

  • SmartBlock is service-disabled veteran-owned
  • Interlocking panels and variable-width capabilities make installation easy for the do-it-yourselfer
  • Knock-down form saves on building time, placing 1 side panel at a time and then inserting connectors, works around rebar, no need to assemble and carry up and over exposed rebar in existing wall
  • Assembly required with VWFC6 connectors and VWFE6 end pieces, 1 assembled block measures 12.5 in. tall x 40 in. long x 10 in. wide and includes eight inserted plastic connectors, there are 20 blocks in a bundle
  • 20 blocks build 66 sq. ft. of wall space
  • Connectors made from recycled plastic
  • Mold and bacterial growth resistant
  • Ideal for foundations, insulated crawl spaces and basements, safe rooms, theater rooms and complete buildings
  • Disaster-resistant construction method to help protect your family from weather and fire dangers, federal contracting certification (Level 2) for disaster-relief projects
  • Leeds and Energy Star points easily attainable
  • Polystyrene (EPS) contains no chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's) and is inert and is less toxic than wood when burned, it does not sustain a flame
  • Free phone technical assistance available

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6 in. Concrete Core 84 lb. 60 in. H x 13.3 ft. L x 10 in. W Insulated Concrete Forms (Bundle of 20)
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What is the height and length of each block?

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Each complete block is 12" H X 40" long X 10" wide. ( The 6" concrete core has 2" of EPS insulation on each side which makes it 10" wide. ) The dimensions given in the description is a bundle of 20 blocks assembled. A bundle of 20 block assembled, will cover 66 sq. ft. of wall space.
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The answer given says that each block is 60" x 160" (5 feet by 13.33 feet), but that seems wrong. I am guessing that that is the total wall area covered by one pallet of 20 blocks. I see elsewhere among the comments that the blocks are each 12" x 40". If that is the case, I would recommend to Home Depot that they make that clear in their product description.
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Each block measures 60 x 160 inches.
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Do you need a footing for these?

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I know on regular foundations you need a footing before the wall is built. Do these need the same.
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The footing is necessary to support the concrete wall you will be building on top. Tip: If your footing has about 2 inches wider on each side, stacking is easier and it is helpful when you go to straighten the wall.
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Yes. You will need a larger footing that you would with a wood frame wall.
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Is there any good source of DIY learning?

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any youtube video out there to teach how to do this and the technical detail of the materials?
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The silly answer, is, "If you can stack Legos, you can stack SmartBlock!". Please go to www.smartblock.com and click on the tab "installation". There is a 12-point pdf that has pictures to show you how easily it is done. If you have specific questions, please call the support line 1-800 CONFORM
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What is the R value? What is the rebar placement ?

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ASTM C -177 ( Standard test) specifies that the 6" - wide block, assembled has an R-24 equivalent. (0.050U). Please remember, however, that with the thermal mass of the concrete (which has no R-value), the heat transfer is minimized and the block will perform closer to an R-48 -- as compared to a wood framed wall with fiberglass batting which typically performs at R-19.
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ASTM C -177 ( Standard test) specifies that the 6" - wide block, assembled has an R-24 equivalent. (0.050U). Please remember, however, that with the thermal mass of the concrete (which has no R-value), the heat transfer is minimized and the block will perform closer to an R-48 -- as compared to a wood framed wall with fiberglass batting which typically performs at R-19.
Rebar pattern is usually dependent upon your local code.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Run the SF Costs / $5.00/SF for a Site Assembled ICF?! I was initially attracted to this system for the bundle pricing and that I could site assemble the forms. I ordered a few bundles to try out the blocks, came in fine no damage. However, assembling the forms for a basement or home would take an entire day, diminishing speed vs. ICFs that come fully assembled. Check the SF pricing also, 40" x 12" tall is 3.33 a block. At the end of the day I was going down the road of paying $5.08 a SF for a site assembled ICF. Fully assembled units in my area selling at $4.00 a SF that are 48" x 16" tall and way stronger. This product may work on smaller landscape projects, but for basements & homes will be rather difficult to use. February 25, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DO NOT DO IT DO NOT USE ICF. DO NOT DO IT. I built house foundation with another brand ICF. 1) ICF ends up being much more time consuming and much more expensive than a plain poured wall, 2) takes MUCH longer, 3) forms separate from the row below, slightly, when concete is poured, leaving an open joint, robbing you of the insulation value that is so heavily touted unless you foam caulk every such joint, 4) vibration during pour is discouraged for fear of a "blow-out", resulting in voids in unvibrated or minimally vibrated poured wall, 5) waterproofing exterior sub-grade requires special and very expensive materials, 5) provides pathway for termites -- sure, they don't eat styrofoam, but they tunnel through it, where you can't see them, and ...... there goes your house. The forms by themselves, not including the cost of rebar, concrete, bracing, scaffolding, cost more than hiring a finished poured foundation done by a top rated contractor. The ICF foundation ended up costing me more than 3 times as much to DIY than it would have cost if I had just had someone else form it up and pour it. Also, ICF installation is tediously detailed so that doing it right takes an inordinate amount of time. If you really want foam in your foundation wall, the foundation contractor can do that with any poured wall. So, if you think you want ICF, just lie down until the thought goes away. You will be much better off. If this discourages just one person from trying the abomination that is ICF, then it's worth the time it took to write this. March 28, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good Purchase The product was easy to assemble and to install. It made it easy to pour cement. November 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works great Works great and is cheaper than getting someone else to do it. Easy to assemble. September 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poor quality Wow, this is one of the lowest grade ICFs I have ever seen. I wonder why they're carrying such an inferior product. It's an awkward size at 12" tall and 40" long, has to be assembled onsite so adds labor, and does not even have the normal 2-1/2" of insulation on each side. To top it off, at $3.80 per sqft, it's priced like a really premium quality ICF. Not recommended! May 2, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by putting rebar a snap! Our contractor said placing the rebar was the easiest he has ever done because of the way it is put together, and will be using this Home Depot brand more. It saved us tons on the labor costs. Thanks, Home Depot, and thanks, Dan, (your sales guy) for helping us research. December 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by we built our whole house with these. we have love the insulation. Low heating and cooling bills. Contractors so easy to work with!! June 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ships easily This ICF was the best for shipping costs. It folds up and saves space, so I saved money on the freight. It's a great product in an inexpensive package October 31, 2011
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