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Logix is owned by five insulated concrete form (ICF) manufacturers that operate six plants located across North America. Our experience, which dates back more than 10 years, has culminated in the creation of an innovative new ICF that incorporates the features most valued by the building industry. Our distribution network eliminates steps between the manufacturing process and the end user, which translates into lower prices for the customer.

We are committed to success, which comes from ensuring the success of contractors, distributors, design teams and, ultimately, home and business owners searching for the best building solution.

Our experience has resulted in not only a superior product, but also superior service. We offer toll-free technical support, as well as opportunities for classroom training at locations throughout North America. We understand the importance of building long-term professional relationships that build trust and credibility. We look forward to serving your construction needs for years to come.

Advantages to Building with ICFs
Insulated concrete forms are interlocking, lightweight polystyrene blocks that serve as a form for poured concrete walls. The forms remain in place to provide insulation, a vapor barrier and attachment surfaces for interior and exterior wall finishing. Businesses and homes built this way are more energy efficient, stronger, safer and quieter.

Energy Efficiency
The foam in Logix walls provides a thermal resistance of R-24. Logix walls maintain their thermal performance over their lifetime, compared to other types of insulation that tend to lose R-value due to moisture, settling and age. When taking into consideration the thermal mass characteristics of concrete, as well as the lack of air infiltration, a 6-inch Logix wall is comparable to an R-50 wood-framed wall. According to one study, JCF buildings are 44% cheaper to heat and 32% cheaper to cool than woodframe homes. The combined mortgage and utility payments are typically less than for a traditionally built structure.

Strength and Safety
ICF buildings are up to 8.5 times stronger than woodframe buildings and can withstand hurricane conditions. ICF foundation walls resist buckling and cracking five times better than concrete block walls. Since Logix buildings have a 3-hour fire rating compared to 15 minutes for a comparable woodframe building, they typically qualify for 10-15% lower insurance rates. Improved air quality is another potential benefit since ICF construction eliminates the studs and cavities that can hold moisture and foster mold and mildew growth.

Sound Resistance
A sound transmission classification of STC 50 (inaudible) is easily attainable. By comparison, a typical woodfrarne-constructed building has an average STC of only 25, which allows people indoors to hear and understand voices outside.

Moisture Resistance
ICF walls eliminate the need for an additional vapor barrier. For below-grade applications, Logix provides a waterproofing system that ensures a completely dry basement.

Environmentally Sound
Buildings constructed with ICFs are designed to last for centuries, not decades. They conserve forest resources and their energy efficiency reduces fossil fuel consumption.

Because of all these benefits, ICF buildings command higher resale values than those constructed with more traditional methods.

The Logix Difference
Our long manufacturing track record sets us apart from other ICF producers. We’ve translated that experience into better service and better products.

Better Service
During our long history, we’ve learned the value of partnering with those who share our passion for quality service and the benefits of ICF construction. At the same time, we’re committed to helping part­ners succeed by providing them with high quality, competitively priced Logix forms, and superior training and technical support. We’re also committed to updating and improving our products to meet the changing needs of the building industry.

Along with our business practices, our products set us apart from the competition. Here’s why:

Better Blocks

More Variety
Logix forms come in an industry standard 16-inch height. To accommodate a wide range of applications, a variety of forms are available, including brick ledges, one-sided taper tops, four-inch height adjusters, and end caps. In addition, Logix is the first to offer half-height versions of its basic forms.

Thicker Foam
Most manufacturers use a variety of foam thicknesses in their products ranging from 1.5 to 2.5 inches. Logix uses 2.75-inch thick foam exclusively in all form sizes. Thicker foam means more insulating power as well as strength, which helps prevent damage during handling and distortion during concrete place­ment. Walls stay straighter and flatter. In addi­tion, thicker foam permits standard rough-in sizing for electrical and plumbing installations. Thicker foam in all form sizes facilitates trouble free internal vibration during concrete placement.

Better Webs
Webs are plastic frames that connect and properly space the two panels of insulating foam. They also hold in place the steel rebar used to strengthen the concrete, and provide attachment surfaces for interior and exterior wall finishes.

The location of web fastening surfaces is clearly defined on the face of the block. These fastening surfaces are among the widest and thickest available anywhere, making it easier for wall subcontractors to attach fasteners when installing finishes. Logix webs are designed so concrete flows easily through the forms for proper consolidation. Logix webs accept up to #6 rebar that snap into place, eliminating the time-consuming step of tying all rebar.