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.
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.
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
ICF walls eliminate the need for an additional vapor barrier. For below-grade
applications, Logix provides a waterproofing system that ensures a completely
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
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
Along with our business practices, our products set us apart from the
competition. Here’s why:
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.
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.
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
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.