Earth Friendly Block™
Introducing EF Block™ with Dan Chouinard.
“Always remember to recycle, reuse and repurpose!”
Fetzer Winery building, Nice, CA
The latest development in ICF/ICCF Blocks, Earth Friendly Block [EF Block™] transforms standard recycled polystyrene [EPS] into durable, fire-resistant and highly insulative blocks that are easy to stack and shape into just about every construction design imaginable. EF Block™ will have an everlasting positive impact on your lifestyle and on our environment through strength of construction, thermal energy savings and the recycled use of materials that would otherwise be sent to landfills.
Buildings made with EF Block™ are quick and easy to construct. As a single block measures 10″X12″X60″ and weighs 45-48 pounds, each block laid equals five square feet of wall space added. The blocks are stacked, glued and grouted with rebar and concrete. The finished product is seven times as strong as wood-frame construction. Once constructed, various facades and coatings can be applied to customize the appearance of the finished walls.
EF Block™ Downloads
Insulated Concrete Forms
EF Block™ will have an everlasting positive impact on your lifestyle and our environment through strength in construction, thermal energy savings, and the recycled use of materials that would otherwise be sent to landfills. EF Block™ is quick and easy to construct and, once constructed, various fascias can be applied to customize the appearance of finished walls. This is the Insulated Concrete Form [ICF/ICCF] technology we offer our customers. We provide blocks to meet your construction needs and will even license investors who want to establish EF Block™ manufacturing plants in their region.
During construction, EF Block™ panels are stacked on top of each other without the need for mortared seams. The panels are easy to cut and shape to fit nearly any design. As the EF Block™ panels are stacked, steel rods [rebar] are inserted in grid-work fashion throughout the cores, and then the cores are filled with concrete. The result is custom-designed construction built to withstand fire, earthquakes, and pests while providing unbeatable insulative values. The gallery link on this website demonstrates how easily EF Block™ panels are incorporated in construction projects. EF Block™ is now offering the new Enviro-Series block to accommodate thicker walls and commercial EIFS applications.
EF Block™ technology eliminates the need for costly insulation applications. EF Block™ is the only insulation you will need in your walls. In addition, stucco can be applied directly to EF Block™, eliminating the need for thermal wrap, tar paper, and wire mesh applications. Construction times are significantly reduced.
- Simplify the construction process
- Reduce construction time
- Reduce manpower and material costs
- Do something great for our Earth and our future!
Roof Truss Connection to EF Block™
Floor Truss Connection to EF Block™-I
Floor Truss Connection to EF Block™-II
Beam Connection to EF Block™
Ledger Connection to EF Block™
EF Block™ Corner Detail
EF Block™ Cross Sections
EF Block™ Screen Grid Elevation
EF Block™ Stem & Footing Detail-I
EF Block™ Stem & Footing Detail-II
EF Block™ Stem & Footing Detail-III
EF Block™ with Wood Parapets
The Enviro-Tilt™ concept transforms standard polystyrene blocks into patented Enviro-Tilt™ panels that incorporate dovetail grooves to facilitate adherence to tilt-up panels. Once constructed, various facades can be applied to customize the appearance of the finished walls. Enviro-Tilt™ panels are a clean and efficient way to insulate tilt-up projects prior to project Enviro-Tilt™ Panel assembly, significantly reducing construction time. In addition to time and cost savings, Enviro-Tilt™ insulation panels are permanently attached to the tilt-up panels and won’t peel away, enhancing the durability of the structure.
Enviro-Tilt™ panels are available in various thicknesses. We can deliver them anywhere in the United States. For more on Enviro-Tilt™, click here.