|In 2002, my son Jeff and I set out to build a spec home
that wasn’t run-of-mill. Far from it! One of our
goals, in fact, was to build the most energy-efficient
I had heard about Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs), but
wanted to know more about them. So, I went to a trade
show to do some investigating. What I discovered about
the IntegraSpec ICFs completely blew me away.
They were (and still are!) the most versatile ICF block
on the market, hands down. That, combined with their ease
of use, little-to-no amount of waste, and promise of durability
and energy-efficiency, led me to choose IntegraSpec ICF
for our project. It also led me to establish IntegraSpec
Central and become the IntegraSpec ICF distributor in
the St. Cloud, Twin Cities, and Southern Minnesota markets.
They rest, as they say, is history.
Founder and President
Phil-Insul Corporation (PIC) / IntegraSpec®
has been created with the input of structural engineers, computer
assisted design, and more than 75 years of field experience
in residential/commercial concrete forms and the general construction
industry. PIC has developed the IntegraSpec® insulating
concrete form (ICF)/building system to address and eliminate
the problems that most ICF systems encounter: blowouts, form
unit flotation and bulging, wall compression, wavy walls.
It has also been designed to dramatically reduce waste, set
up/bracing and labour costs, shipping costs and delivery date(s).
IntegraSpec®'s quality and performance give the builder(s)
the edge in delivering a higher end finished product/result
while also increasing their profits on large or small projects
and in all markets: low-rise & multilevel commercial,
industrial, institutional, retrofit and residential construction.
The IntegraSpec® system consists of stay-in-place expanded
polystyrene form units suited for low-rise & multilevel
commercial, industrial, institutional and residential construction.
IntegraSpec® form units are simply interlocked in courses
with quick snap in rebar placement. After the rapid block
set up and simple alignment, concrete is poured. The resulting
monolithic solid wall structure is complete and ready for
exterior/interior finish. IntegraSpec® integrates quick
and easy form work, structure, insulation, studs/strapping,
vapor/air barriers, into one cost and time efficient building
IntegraSpec® quality and performance means:
A patented, state of the art building system resulting
from the combination of on-site experience and field evaluation
with professional engineering and computer design.
Manufactured for PIC's own account and under license by
North America's largest, highest quality and most technically
advanced expanded polystyrene molders.
IntegraSpec® is compatible with most ICF alignment
and scaffolding systems. Stay-in-place form unit flotation/compression
and concrete blowouts eliminated by patented interlocking
|Insulated concrete has always
had the potential to decrease construction cost and time,
provide outstanding monthly heating/cooling and mechanical
systems savings, give superior sound and fire resistance,
and lessen operating/maintenance costs. IntegraSpec®
insulating concrete forms (ICF)/building system delivers
on those principles with increased quality, performance,
integrity, profitability and satisfaction.
Perfectly straight, flat, true walls. Form unit bulging
eliminated by patented panel design. Super insulated thermal
wall structure is ready for any exterior/interior finishing
A far superior, stronger, durable and better insulated/thermal
building envelope. Quicker and less costly to build than
comparable alternative can provide. Quiet, comfortable,
environmentally friendly, safe with substantial energy
PIC's IntegraSpec® distribution, technical and site
support policies give quality assurance to its customer.