BuildDeck Floor and Roof Decking System
The BuildDeck Floor & Roofing Decking System is a lightweight, stay-in-place Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) made of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and used to construct a solid monolithic insulating concrete floor and/or roof decking system. BuildDeck is perfect for site-cast or precast concrete floors, roofs, decks, and walls for commercial, industrial and residential uses. BuildDeck provides structural integrity through reinforced concrete while providing comfort and sound mitigation through superior EPS insulation.
• Multiple thicknesses to accommodate varying spans
• Contributes to high thermal insulation values resulting in reduced energy costs
• Lowers sound transmission resulting in reduced noise levels
• Optional integrated attachment strips for ceiling and fixture installations
• Compatible with Hydronic In Floor Heating Systems
• Numbered 1” cut lines
• Complete monolithic concrete envelope to provide energy efficiency while protecting against natural disasters
• Strong interlocking cores with a patent pending drainage system
• Easy electrical and plumbing installation
• Form and insulate in one simple step
• Allows for any finish application – top or bottom
• Modular shipping size which ships with BuildBlock ICFs and is manufactured in multiple locations to minimize shipping costs
• One of the most affordable ICF decking systems in the industry
Build a Safe Room in your home using BuildBlock and BuildDeck:
Create your safe place from disaster.
Complete the monolithic concrete envelope to achieve energy efficiency while protecting against natural disasters. According to current building codes, most homes do not provide adequate protection from tornadoes, hurricanes and other disastrous conditions. As a result homes built especially in disaster prone areas need the extra protection from such disastrous conditions.
When building a new home or business using BuildBlock complete monolithic concrete wall, floor and roof systems you will create an envelope of protection against natural disasters and turn your entire structure into a safe haven. If you live in an existing structure and are looking for the added protection that a safe room provides – BuildBlock and BuildDeckprovide the perfect solution to disaster proofing your existing home or business.
An ICF Safe Room provides protection from winds as high as 250 mph. These safe rooms are created by building any room (such as the master bedroom closet) with ICF walls, pouring a concrete “lid” on top, and installing a steel door. Not only does it keep your family safe, a closet Safe Room is a fire-resistant storage area for your valuables and heirlooms.
Integrating a safe room in to your new home design, adding to an existing home, or retrofitting current home are all affordable and straightforward.
Looking for a home plans with a safe room or a safe home?
BuildBlock has nationwide partners such as Robert Kob Designs (www.rkdzns.com) for custom ICF home designs and Nelson Design Group’s (nelsondesigngroup.com) entire catalog of 2,500 home plans are available to you. Find an NDG plan you like and BuildBlock will discount the cost of ICF conversion when you purchase your block.
Every year, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other extreme windstorms injure and kill people, and cause millions of dollars worth of property damage in the United States. Even so, more and more people build homes in tornado- and hurricane-prone areas, possibly putting themselves into the path of such storms. Having a safe room built for your home or small business can help provide “near-absolute protection” for you and your family or employees from injury or death caused by the dangerous forces of extreme winds.
– FEMA 320
WHAT ELSE CAN YOUR SAFE ROOM DO?
BuildDeck Above Ground Safe Room Benefits
•Safe rooms provide protection from injury or death caused by natural disasters.
•Extensive testing by Texas Tech University and other wind engineering research institutes has shown that walls and ceilings constructed with
ICFs will withstand the impact of tornadoes and hurricanes.
•BuildBlock Safe Rooms are a completely sealed, temperature controlled, comfortable, dry, and safe place to protect your family during a disaster.
Build a Green Roof with BuildDeck
BuildDeck combines the economical and environmental benefits of building ICF Green Roofs in urban areas to minimize environmental impact.
BuildDeck Green Roofs help to solve environmental issues through…
• Significantly reducing water runoff damage and overloading storm water systems.
• Minimizing energy used in heating and cooling of a building resulting in lower operating
• Reducing a building’s carbon footprint and production of greenhouse gases.
• Extending your buildings life span by protecting the roof membrane from temperatures changes.