What is a waffle grid basement wall?

What is a waffle grid basement wall?

“Flat” systems form even thickness concrete throughout the walls, like a conventionally poured wall. “Grid” systems create a waffle pattern where the concrete is thicker at some points than others. “Post-and-Beam” (or “screen grid”) systems form discrete horizontal and vertical columns of concrete (no fire resistance).

How many types of ICF are there?

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Are there different types of ICFs? There are three different types of configurations: 1) flat wall, 2) waffle-grid, and 3) screen-grid. Flat wall systems yield a continuous thickness of concrete, like a conventional poured wall.

Which ICF block is the best?

Logix Pro is the flagship line of the Logix ICF series and offers 2 3/4-inch panels which, with a concrete core, make up an R-25 finished wall assembly – top-tier among all major ICF products.

Is ICF cheaper than framing?

Through several studies of ICF construction costs, it has been determined that using ICF wall construction generally adds about 3 to 5 percent to the total purchase price of a typical wood- frame home and land (about 5 to 10 percent of the house construction cost).

Is waffle slab and grid slab are same?

There is no difference in grid slab and waffle slab because both are the same, but names are different. Grid slab or waffle slab are define as a slab which have two-directional reinforcement outside of the material and giving a shape of pocket on a waffle.

Is raft slab better than waffle?

Slab Heave – Waffle Slab vs Raft Slab Why? Waffle slabs are built on top of the ground and need great drainage and really hard ground for the life of the building. Raft slab footings are dug into the ground, have more perimeter stiffness and more tolerance to poor ground conditions than waffle slabs.

What is the difference between screen-grid and post-and-beam ICF wall systems?

The screen-grid ICF wall system is similar to a waffle-grid ICF wall system without concrete webs in between the vertical and horizontal members. The post-and­beam ICF wall system has vertical and/or horizontal concrete members spaced farther than 12 inches on center.

What is screen grid concrete made of?

Made from a blend of EPS and Portland cement, these blocks are termite-proof, fireproof, and will not melt or burn. All are screen-grid blocks, meaning the concrete forms a series of columns and beams (usually every 16 inches on center).

What is the difference between all-foam and screen-grid blocks?

All are screen-grid blocks, meaning the concrete forms a series of columns and beams (usually every 16 inches on center). Because of the extra foam, they offer higher R-Values than their all-foam counterparts, and use about half as much the concrete.