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At TF Forming Systems, we stand behind our work from concept through completion. We believe we are offering designers, contractors and building owners a better building for today and tomorrow. We are selling more than insulated concrete wall systems - we provide excellent customer service, education, client support, decreased energy usage, small carbon footprint and safe, healthy structures.
We love to hear from our customers. We invite you to read what they had to say about our systems and how it benefitted different aspects of their projects.
Note: The Slack Residence was a finalist for ICF Builder's Magazine "Concrete Home of the Year" Award
"In my role as Owner/Builder, I had the desire to build my retirement home with a complete concrete envelope. The drivers behind this desire was the experience of living in concrete homes for 16 years while living in Asia, coupled with the concern about hurricanes and earthquakes in Charleston, SC, and the benefits of such construction on energy consumption. These design criteria led me to select TF Forming Systems' Vertical ICF foam concrete forms for all the walls in the structure. For the horizontal pours, I used a complimentary foam product to support the first floor pom and the flat roof pour. I can't say enough about the superior features delivered by the vertical foam product design. The advantages include better control in achieving plumb and straight walls while using less lumber to stabilize the structure during the pouring of concrete. This is also true of TF Systems' uniquely designed corner forms. Their
I-beam structural frames that are installed to hold the foam in place perfectly replicates the normal stud spacing for easy attachment of dry wall on the inside and any normal exterior product that might be selected. These three separate components (vertical foam, corner foam and I-beams) form the system for which the company draws its name and delivers to the market a superior product for building a concrete home."
-Richard Slack, Builder/Owner
Project Profile: Hinke Residence
"We are so satisfied with the TF product and installation crew that we can't wait to do our next home with TF and Kozial Constuction Inc." Richard & Darlene Hinke February 2011 "It’s evident the p
roduct is designed for installation convenience. If your familiar with ICF products you will note right away how TF differs from other ICF’s is the panel system."
- Mike Mullins Construction Foreman Kozial Construction Inc
Why TF: Energy Efficiency, Speed of Construction, Cold Weather Concrete Placement, Ease and Ability to build 20ft+ tall walls Originally designed to use a well known block ICF system, Premier instead used ThermoForm to shorten their construction frame time to reduce exposure to poor winter conditions, while saving 47% on labor to install and complete the ICF portion of the project. The shortened time frame also allowed their client to open the 19,850 sq ft building for business earlier, increasing revenue while reducing loan and building costs.
"From a contractors standpoint, it is a very simple and intuitive system. I'm amazed by the different styles of installation that can be used with this system, and all are extremely efficient...The fact that this system can be easily panelized into 20’ sections is a testimonial to its ease of assembly." David Kozial President Kozial Construction Inc. - Kozial trained on Planet Fitness site "TF forms are the most efficient and convenient because walls can be pre-assembled before arrival to site or panelized on site, allowing us to have walls being assembled and installed at the same time... Another positive feature about the special design of the TF Forms is the continual access to the interior side of the ICF for all the other trades and contractors."
-Mike Mullins Construction Foreman Kozial Construction Inc - Kozial trained on Planet Fitness site
"The straight floor-to-ceiling walls, integral structure and great reduction in total length of joints is tough to beat."
- David F. Maher
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Green Bay, WI 54304