Model # 12VWF8

Internet #203012855

SmartBlock 4.2 lbs. 40 in. L x 12.5 in. H x 12 in. W Insulated Concrete Forms (Bundle of 20)
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SmartBlock

4.2 lbs. 40 in. L x 12.5 in. H x 12 in. W Insulated Concrete Forms (Bundle of 20)

  • Saves energy costs
  • Disaster-resistant and sustainable building
  • Easy to assemble and stack for the DIY-er
$ 345 78 /bundle
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Product Overview

  • Saves energy costs
  • Disaster-resistant and sustainable building
  • Easy to assemble and stack for the DIY-er
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 7.75 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 ad over exposed rebar in existing wall
  • Assembly required with VWFC8 connectors and VWFE8 end pieces, 1 assembled block measures 12.5 in. tall x 40 in. long x 12 in. wide and includes 8 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

Product Overview

  • Saves energy costs
  • Disaster-resistant and sustainable building
  • Easy to assemble and stack for the DIY-er
Model #: 12VWF8
Internet #: 203012855

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 7.75 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 ad over exposed rebar in existing wall
  • Assembly required with VWFC8 connectors and VWFE8 end pieces, 1 assembled block measures 12.5 in. tall x 40 in. long x 12 in. wide and includes 8 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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
12
Product Height (in.)
60
Product Length (in.)
160

Details

Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
"ConForm hereby expressly disclaims any implied warranties or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or any other warranties or representations whatsoever, express or implied."

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
12
Product Height (in.)
60
Product Length (in.)
160

Details

Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
"ConForm hereby expressly disclaims any implied warranties or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or any other warranties or representations whatsoever, express or implied."

Questions & Answers

What is the best way to brace the walls to prevent break out of the concrete?

Asked by: G1
You are building concrete wall. It needs to be braced every 6 to 8 ft. with vertical bracing that has kick backs to the ground. There is commercial bracing available from many construction supply houses. Concrete is heavy. Do not rely on the plastic ties. Their purpose is to hold the panels together, not to hold the wall up. It is wise to screw plywood to the corners because they are a natural weak spot. This should also have kick backs to the ground to keep your wall straight.
Answered by: icflorna
Date published: 2018-06-11

Are they reusable?

Asked by: SpinderShe
No. The foam on the outside is used as insulation. You attach exterior walls such as siding or brick as you would on woodframe house.
Answered by: LLN
Date published: 2018-08-17

I read that Insulated Concrete Forms are more suited to warm climates where the heat is transferr...

I read that Insulated Concrete Forms are more suited to warm climates where the heat is transferred through the ICF to the ground. I will build in the North East in a very cold region. Is there any way to reinforce the ICF for cold climates (-27.4 Fahrenheit) or would another material be more fitting? https://www.proudgreenhome.com/blogs/ask-the-expert-pros-and-cons-of-insulated-concrete-form/
Asked by: Bizmatthew4u
From what I've seen the two main competing systems are Insulated Concrete Forms and Structural Insulated panels. Google SIPs vs ICFs to see the debates. ICFs have a large thermal mass in the concrete that seems to offer benefits in more moderate climates where the outside temperature will be both above and below room temperature every day for a significant portion of the year. SIPs seem to offer a higher r-value for the money. Because of this, ICFs seem to be favored in warm climates and SIPs in colder climates. ICFs offer some unique benefits in terms of strength and sound reduction. SIPs come with plywood sheathing on the outside which can simplify attaching sheetrock and siding. Each system is available in varying levels of insulation, so you can make either one work for your climate. You can also use both systems in the same house, e.g., ICFs below ground and SIPs above.
Answered by: Chuck
Date published: 2018-04-27

Do u need to buy the end blocks

Asked by: Ahfizz
Yes if you are ending a row or turning a corner you will need an end block. As these are open it will be necessary to control the concrete from seeping out.
Answered by: Hal
Date published: 2018-07-11
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Customer Reviews

4.2 lbs. 40 in. L x 12.5 in. H x 12 in. W Insulated Concrete Forms (Bundle of 20) is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ok it's good ... Ok it's good
Date published: 2018-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They worked out great. Definitely going to order more in... They worked out great. Definitely going to order more in the future
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The blocks themselves were designed well, but when it comes... The blocks themselves were designed well, but when it comes to making corners, they become very flimsy. After going to their website and looking at the installation guides I thought I was all set. I spoke with a representative and they informed me that in my case no bracing should be needed. I still braced at the bottom and along long walls. When pouring the walls, one corner gave out. The corners need to be redesigned or the directions given by their representatives and online need to be more clear when it comes to bracing to avoid failures.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Description is leading you to believe you get 20 forms but in fact it is 20 pieces to make one fo... Description is leading you to believe you get 20 forms but in fact it is 20 pieces to make one form. So you get 2 boxes of pieces to assemble
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We used smart block for a shallow frost free foundation,... We used smart block for a shallow frost free foundation, that would support a timber frame/sip panel high end house. The simplicity of the blocks, the fact that they could be picked up at our local Home Depot, the ability to make our own crazy angles all added up to a winner.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very user friendly , arrived quickly , and we braced more than the instructions said ,just to m... very user friendly , arrived quickly , and we braced more than the instructions said ,just to make us warmer and fuzzy but after pouring ,I think the brace spacing the mfg outlined would be more than adequate, that's how we will do it in the future. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Did the job plus the basement wall is insulated. Did the job plus the basement wall is insulated.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-10-12
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