The easiest way to build.

Simple

Napkins to BIM

Building Simplified

1’ x 4′ x 10″ – makes designing and building EZ. Every row is a foot tall and the 4′ length fits right in with historically standard building materials.

Chicken scratch or robust BIM

Bring whatever you have. Sketch it out and let us know the dimensions. This works just fine for stem walls, retaining walls and raised flower beds.

Building a home or small commercial building? Great. If you’ve got the plans we can convert them to work for E-Z Block.

And, if you need an engineer or architect with whom to work, we’ll do our best to help you get your project underway.

 

Comes standard with flexibility

No special handling

E-Z Blocks make resourcing and handling easy: No special schooling or tools. Blocks can be easily modified to fit your design, not the other way around.

And, the learning curve is one of a matter of minutes, not hours. We don’t sell “special order” parts or fittings because you simply don’t need them.

No plastic parts

Sorting through boxes and looking for special parts can bring the building process to a grinding halt. With E-Z Block you are in control of how you want to put things together, giving you the freedom to utilize techniques you know and trust.

Need help on how to do something unique, feel free to give us a shout and we’ll keep you moving forward pronto.

Use standard tools

LightweightHand saws, cordless tools, a rasp and a rattail file. That just about sums up what you need to effectively build with E-Z Block. Oh, and don’t forget the level and plum.

Adaptation and flexibility

E-Z Block ICFs are highly adaptable to special situations; mechanical, structural and design. E-Z Block gives you creative freedom from design to solving problems on the job site. Cut, saw, drill or glue through unique problems to your finished project.

 

3 Easy Steps

Plans Complete

It’s time to order block by calling us or just sending an email. You can pick up blocks or have them delivered. Delivery cost is typically $0.75 per mile from the nearest plant, St. George, UT or Eaton, CO. Once you’ve got the block it’s build time!

Simple Building Steps

  1. Stack and glue: E-Z Blocks are be stacked and glued together with spray foam insulation or another adhesive that works well with porous materials.
  2. Lay in rebar: As the blocks are stacked, lay in rebar and then drop in the vertical segments. (Not all users actually tie the rebar. It is held relatively in place by the inner core of the blocks.)
  3. Pour cement: Walls in place it’s time to pour the cement. You’ll use about 35% less cement than with a traditional poured concrete wall and can pour 4′-8′ at a time depending upon your method.

Sustainable

Comprehensive

Comprehensively Sustainable

That’s the best way to describe E-Z Block. The low manufacturing footprint of E-Z Block is based on the small amount of energy required to produce the block as well as the primary ingredients being readily available in nature. Combined with the ability effectively reuse and recycle the blocks, E-Z Block makes for an ideal building material for the long haul.

 

Low Manufacturing Footprint

This Isn’t Stryrofoam

The majority of ICFs are made of Styrofoam. Hey, it’s great for insulation. Not so great for manufacturing. Let’s face it, styrofoam ICFs are terrible for the jobsite. And, the lifespan is limited.

Low Carbon Footprint

E-Z Block primarily consists of basic concrete ingredients Lime, ash, aggregates and water.

Recyclable

Recycled on the jobsite as fill or thrown back in the hopper to make more E-Z Block IFCs.

 

Readily Available Supplies

Composition

Modern cellular concrete is a highly refined process in which microscopic air pockets are generated or entrained within the cement. Our mix design program provides precise amounts of microscopic (smaller than a grain of sand) air entraining for a variety of densities and strength depending upon the application. Comprised primarily of cement, trapped air and fibers, as well as our carefully engineered proprietary additives E-Z Block materials are readily available allowing our plants to keep up with demand.

Naturally Occurring

E-Z Block primarily consists of basic concrete ingredients Lime, ash, aggregates and water.

Build On-Site

Because ingredients are globally available, E-Z Block can be manufactured specifically for a region or a large development.

 

Mobile Mixing Plants

On-Site Manufacturing

Mobile mixing plants allow E-Z Blocks to be manufactured on-site: Reduced transportation impact and cost Leverage more readily available raw materials Fewer product types No specialty products needed.

Naturally Occurring

E-Z Block primarily consists of basic concrete ingredients Lime, ash, aggregates and water.

 

Cleaner Job Sites

Cleaner Job Sites

Using styrofoam on the jobsite creates an environmental mess. Debris created from cutting, rasping and shaping foam can easily blow off the site and into the surrounding areas. A gust of wind or precipitation can easily push debris into a storm sewer creating surface water pollution.  In some case, it is possible that this debris could be considered “litter,” and there may be local zoning ordinances that require contractors on construction sites to prevent material, including debris, from moving off a job site.*

* “Styrofoam Rasping On Building Construction Sites” Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (2009)

 

Lasts For Generations

Build With Longevity

Because E-Z Block ICF is comprised of enduring and rot-proof materials, as well as strength and stability, your home or building can last for generations to come. This means you can provide shelter today and reduce the environmental impact on your children and grandchildren. No need to re-build and highly efficient as an insulator from the elements.

 

Quiet & Air Tight

Out Of The Elements

Noise, temperature and air infiltration are elements and factors that belong outside the walls of your home. Hardened aerated concrete is comprised of thousands of tiny air pockets. These dense pockets quickly disperse energy, reducing the impact of hot summer sun, freezing cold rain or snow and house shaking noises.

Relax . . . you did it right.

You Did It Right.

Like most ICFs, E-Z Block does a better job of protecting you than stick built homes from natural hazards and every day noise, temperature, wind and pressure fluctuations. But, with E-Z Block you get the additional satisfaction of knowing that you built in and environmentally responsible way.

Safe

Screen Grid Protection

Performance Under Pressure

Strength is a hallmark of E-Z Block. The cement forms a concrete screen grid lined with rebar providing lateral and vertical strength to your walls.

We could talk all day but the strength and durability specifications speak for themselves.

Hazard Resistant

Stronger, Safer Homes.

Earthquake, Hurricane and Tornado resistant E-Z Block stands strong against the elements. Natural disasters or man-made, E-Z Block is designed to reduce the impact of the element.

No Pests.

No bugs or burrowers allowed.

The proprietary composition of E-Z Blocks is a natural pest deterrent. With foam, styrofoam and ICFs with plastic connecting points you may as well put a welcome mat out for mice, termites and other invaders. Rodents can not only burrow through foams, but can chose to make them home for the same insulation properties you wanted for your home.

Keep in mind, if you choose to build above grade with traditional materials, you’ll want to make sure you have a solid barrier above the E-Z Block.

No rot. No mold.

No Worries

It’s no surprise that ancient civilizations were build in stone. They last. Even when they were build by hand, block by block. In this day and age building with 100% stone is impractical from a cost and insulation standpoint. E-Z Block insulated concrete forms provide the ability to build one block at a time but with the 21st century insulation properties and budgets.

Less Pouring

Filling E-Z Block forms with cement reduces the volume of cement when compared to traditional forms, footers or foundations. That savings happens at build time. And, the value just gets better over time. You’ll see savings every energy bill.

Natural, Yes. Organic, No.

A water barrier is still required below ground and on exposed E-Z Block. That’s standard. The good news is that once you’ve backfilled or if you’ve got water exposed areas, E-Z Block won’t mold or rot like wood. That’s because there aren’t any organic materials in our mix.

 

Efficient Living

Cost effective and compatible

E-Z Block ICF is a cost effective way to build with insulated concrete forms.

  • Excellent R-Value due to High thermal mass
  • 30% Reduction in poured cement
  • Reduced labor cost
  • Fewer construction materials
  • Low maintenance
  • Lasts for generations

Compatible

E-Z Block ICF is compatible with traditional construction methods. This allows you to focus on making progress not exceptions. And, the flexibility of the product makes E-Z Block ideal for integrating custom high efficiency systems.

Reduced Construction Costs

Specialty contractors are synonymous with higher wages and costs. Building with E-Z Block is simple enough that you can DIY or hire a contractor. The blocks themselves are the forms you just glue together. So, you don’t need drilled and oiled plywood, ties, clamps and braces nor do you need to snap together hundreds, if not thousands of special pieces and parts. Even laying in and tying rebar can be done row by row. Making it E-Z simply makes it affordable.

If you’d like to estimate the cost of your ICF project, click HERE.

 

Increased Homeowner Value

Built green. Built for generations. Built of savings.

E-Z Block’s primary ingredients are found in nature. Excess materials can be ground up and made into more E-Z Block. The manufacturing process light and your job site stays free of styrofoam mess or form oil. It’s “comprehensively sustainable“.

Reduced long term maintenance LEED points can result in reduced insurance, mortgage rates and tax incentives 30%-60% residential energy bill savings for Certified homes.

Additionally, E-Z Block won’t dry rot or take on mold. They’re strong, sturdy and will last for generations. A great way to set your home apart in a competitive market.

E-Z

Calculate your design

Project Calculation

Use the E-Z Block ICF Cost Estimator to determine the number of blocks you’ll need to get your project completed or just up and running.

If you have a design on paper or as a BIM model, send it over and we’ll provide you with an estimate.

 

Find and engineer

ICF Engineers

We’ve worked with some of the best ICF engineers in the business. If you’re having difficulty overcoming design challenges or getting plans approved in your County, give us a shout and let’s get your project validated and supported by experts.

County approvals can seem daunting to some. E-Z Block may be new to your area. If that’s the case, and you need some gentle nudging, we’d be happy to help you by providing documentation, informing and engineer, or calling your local office.

EOD our ICF blocks are designed to conform to IRC requirements for ‘screen grid’ ICF’s. This includes the dimensional requirements (See Table R608.3, and Figure R608.3(3)

 

How else we can help.

Creating Plans

You really can just jot down the width, length and height of a stem wall, raised flower bed or even a foundation. Based on the 1’H x 10′ W x 4’L blocks, it doesn’t take much to figure out how many blocks you’re going to need for your project. From there you can use some math to figure out the cost on rebar, glue and cement.

Architects and Engineers

On more complex layouts you may find that you need an architect and /or engineer to step in and help you make the most of your space, and the efficiencies of the block. While you might be thinking design and space, an architect and engineer can plus that with design, safety and building efficiency. They can also help with meeting code for things like spans and load bearing walls as well as potential options for running plumbing and electrical.

Working on permits

Because E-Z Block is new to market, you’ll want to find out early if the product has been permitted in your area. We have a track record of where we’ve assisted, but there may be other cities and counties where E-Z Block has started to make a name for itself. In either situation, if we E-Z Block hasn’t been approved in your area, we’ll get you and your engineer the proper documentation to be submitted. E-Z Block conform to IRC requirements for ‘screen grid’ ICF’s. This includes the dimensional requirements.

Laying block

Laying block is about as elementary as you can imagine. Blocks are staggered by 2′ to offset the seams by 50% on the 4′ lengths. Gluing blocks together with spray foam insulation or adhesive provides plenty of bite hold things in place for the pour. Rebar is laid in as you go and tied with simple wire.

Once the block is stacked, just pour the cement, smooth off the top layer and you’re done. Now you can apply water barrier for buried portions or hit it with 2 coats of mud and the browning finish for stucco. Traditional panelling can be added but most folks take advantage of the adhesive nature of the block and apply mud and rock finishes.

 

If you’d like to speak with someone today, feel free to call or email.

Or, send us a note with your question and we'll get back to you promptly.

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