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Concrete

The City of Regina and many surrounding areas feature clay or “gumbo” soil which easily absorbs water and contracts and expands, causing structures and foundations to shift with the changing seasons. For this reason, choosing a company experienced in concrete work is imperative when building foundations that will last in to the future.

Trust M&O’s 35 year track record in providing quality concrete services to Regina and surrounding area. Here’s what we specialize in:

Polystyrene Form Foam Insulating Panels

M & O Construction Ltd.

Specializing in all concrete work, basements, grade beam, floors, water proofing, etc.

Form Foam Insulation
Form Foam Insulation

Advantages

Guarantees the ability to address defects in the concrete like rock pockets and holes that you cannot see with ICF.

Mould control: No air space between the concrete and insulation where warm moist air could infiltrate, condense and grow mould.
Odour control: It is not conductive to bacterial growth
Dry and comfortable space: No inside condensation
Improvement of air quality: No harmful gas emissions
Higher energy efficiency: Energy savings of up to 1/3 of the cost of heating and air conditioning
Stability: No ozone layer depleting substances
Strength: Composed of solid and anchored plastic ties through the formwork and provides a solid substract to anchor finishing
Quickness: Combines casting concrete and insultation into a single step
Durability: Preserves its insulating properties for life

Description

Concrete formwork insulating panels are made of rigid and closed plastic cells which ensure an optimal thermal performance and an excellent water resistance.

Placed in the formwork before the casting of the concrete, the panels ensure dryness, without unpleasant moulds and odors. The elimination of the airspace between the concrete and insulation prevents warm moist air from infiltrating, condensing and creating mould.

Physical Properties

Property

4"

Thermal Resistance, min (R factor for 8" concrete, insulation, gypsum)

17.79

Dimensional Stability, max (%)

2.0

Flexural Strength, min (PSI)

40.0

Water Absorption, max (% by volume)

3.0

Compressive Resistance, min (PSI, at Yeild or 10% Deformation)

15.0

iOxygen Index, min (%)

24.0

8' Wall

5 Anchors per every 2'

9' Wall

6 Anchors per every 2'

Form Foam InsideForm Foam Outside

Form Foam Insulating Panel

Applications

Foundation walls, inside insulation
Insulating the basement walls on the inside facilitates the completion of the basement by combining insulation with the pouring of the foundation walls.

The insulating panels form a thermal barrier in a perfect contact with the concrete. Moreover, the plastic ties inside the panels ensure the integrity of the final components by providing a rigid surface for the screwing of the drywall
.

Use

Concrete formwork insulating panels are used as foundation insulation in new buildings, also used as concrete wall insulation.

Dimensions

Insulating panels are 4’’ thick and are available in varying heights and widths of 2’’ to 24'' for a perfect match with any form.

ICF vs Form Foam

Why does ICF fail?

Why choose Form Foam?

Watchdog Waterproofing

Watchdog Waterproofing

Watchdog Waterproofing™ is manufactured by Tremco Barrier Solutions, Inc. - North America's leading supplier of spray-applied waterproofing membranes for new basements. Since 1983, the makers of Watchdog Waterproofing and the TUFF-N-DRI™ Basement Waterproofing System have built a strong track record of successful spray-applied waterproofing products.

Installed by select applicators.

Watchdog Waterproofing is installed only by Barrier Solutions Contractors.These contractors undergo training to ensure the highest quality application.

Surface preparation.

The wall surface should be smooth and monolithic. Remove loose aggregate and sharp protrusions from the wall. Voids, spalled areas and exposed aggregate should be patched with suitable mastic before spraying.Watchdog Waterproofing does not require any priming or special preparation.

Membrane application.

Watchdog Waterproofing membrane is sprayed evenly over the entire foundation wall. The membrane can be applied when ambient temperatures are as low as -18°C (0°F), allowing for fewer construction delays. However, the membrane must not be applied over standing water, a water or ice film, frost, ice or snow. On poured concrete basements,Watchdog Waterproofing can be applied as soon as the forms are removed, and on block basements, as soon as the mortar is dry.

Curing and backfilling.

Foundations coated with Watchdog Waterproofing should be allowed to cure at least 16 to 24 hours before backfilling. Backfilling should comply with local code requirements.

Drainage requirements.

Watchdog Waterproofing is designed for use with a foundation drainage system consistent with local codes and good construction practices. A typical exterior drainage system consists of 3 or 4-inch (75-100mm) minimum perforated drainage pipe, with gravel over the pipe, on the footer and up the face of the vertical wall, or as specified by local code. The drain tile should channel water to either an operating sump pump or to daylight. The grade should always slope away from the foundation.

Watchdog Waterproofing features a flexible, polymer-enhanced asphalt membrane that’s spray-applied to poured concrete and block foundation walls. Spray application seamlessly spans foundation settling cracks and seals out water penetration (whereas air gap products have seams that can let harmful moisture through).

Environmentally responsible.

Watchdog Waterproofing membrane uses a non-flammable, water-based carrier that is environmentally responsible. It has been thoroughly tested by independent labs to prove that no harmful leaching of the membrane occurs.

Availability and cost.

Watchdog Waterproofing is competitively priced and available through your Barrier Solutions Contractor. For more information contact your local Barrier Solutions Contractor, call 800-DRY-BSMT or visit WATCHDOGWATERPROOFING.com/Canada.

 

Membrane Properties

Type

Polymer-enhanced asphalt liquid-applied membrane

Colour

Black

Solids

62 (percent by weight)

Density

8.1 lbs/gal

Application

Airless spray

Application Temperature

Minimum -18°C (0°F)

Cure Time

16 – 24 hrs

Thickness

60 mils (wet)1

Adhesion to Concrete (Peel, N/m) R

Results: 1200 N/m - Method: ASTM C-836

Elongation

Results: 1800% - Method: ASTM D-412

Low Temperature Flexibility

Results: Flexible to -20°C (-4°F) - Method: CGSB 37.58-M86

Crack Bridging Ability

Results: Exceed 30 Cycles at -20°C (-4°F) - Method: CGSB 37.58-M86

Water Vapour Permeance

Results: 0.44 perms for 60-mil wet coating (grains/sf/hr) - Method: ASTM E-96 Wet Method

Resistance to Degradation in Soil Re

Results: Good - Method: ASTM E-154

Mould Growth and Bacterial Attack

Results: No Degradation - Methods: ASTM D-3273, ASTM D-3274

1. Membrane cures (dries) to 40 mils. 2Tensile strength increased by more than 25%; minimum of 10% decrease is standard.