Castleblock™ news archieve
August. 24, 2005
Unfinished Concrete Home Speaks for Itself
Simplicity - Castleblock™ consists of only two components: a block and the end piece. Compact, easy to stock bundles avoid wasting precious space and valuable inventory.
Concrete Home Stands Up to Tornado
One home is still standing amidst the rubble: a concrete home, currently under construction in an upscale Stoughton neighborhood, built with insulating concrete forms (ICFs)
New Tax Credits For ICF Construction
A $2000 tax credit for a contractor who builds a home that's 50% more energy efficient (in regard to annual heating and cooling energy consumption) and in which building envelope improvements account for at least 1/5 of the 50%.
Texas, Research Center's Experts Test Building Methods' Wind Speed Resistance
If a wall will withstand a tornado, a hurricane should be a breeze. That's the short version of the research done on how well different types of construction hold up to wind.
Try Some Green Paint ; There's a Growing Demand for Eco-Friendly Products
The smell of something new - be it a new car, fresh paint or recently installed carpet - is instantly recognizable. While the scent appeals to most people, the source is of potentially dangerous chemicals being released into the air.