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Forming Your Concrete Foundation Just Got “EZ”

Another in the long list of features that separate us from other kit providers is our EZ-Form™ Integrated Steel Forming System. Our galvanized concrete forms are cut to length and easy to install. And unlike tedious, old-school wooden forms, our forms stay attached to your home’s framing, providing added strength, stability, and a nice straight steel edge.

 

What is the EZ-Form™ System?

Our entire home kit exterior frame is composed of rust-resistant galvanized steel, and our integrated steel form system is no exception. There are three main stages to create the concrete slab for your home: Forming, Pouring, and Finishing. Hiring someone to build your slab will cost you more money each step of the process. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could circumvent at least some of those costs?

Forming

Forming your foundation means actually attaching the members that will create the perimeter barrier that holds the concrete in. Using our Assembly Guide and provided steel forms, you can complete this step yourself with surprising ease. The steel forms attach with framing screws to your galvanized column anchors, creating a superior straight edge that stays on for the remainder of the process. Hiring a conventional foundation contractor means paying extra for simple wood forms that will eventually get scrapped anyway.

Pouring

Along with the vertical edge that creates the concrete barrier, our forms also feature a top flange which represents the height of your slab’s surface. If you choose to pour it yourself, you simply pour concrete inside the forms until it is flush with the top flange. It couldn’t be simpler than that! This, by itself, is a great opportunity to save thousands of dollars.

Finishing

With the concrete poured to flush with the top flange, you simply need to float and trowel the surface. Even if you don’t feel comfortable doing this step yourself, you can hire a small crew to put the finish on a slab which you have formed and poured – realizing significant savings overall.

 

Traditional Foundation vs. Our EZ-Form System

 

Review: When You Hire Concrete Contractors, What Are You Paying For?

Home builders can spend a significant amount of their early budget on the foundation of their home. That’s because they end up paying for not only the concrete but also the labor and lumber that go into forming up a conventional slab – not to mention the labor to put a finish on the top of the newly poured concrete. After it’s all cured, the wooden forms come off (exposing the side of the concrete) and simply get thrown away.

Our integrated steel forms offer you a better option for several reasons:

  • Thanks to our fully illustrated Assembly Course, they are easy to install yourself (saving on labor).
  • Because they are cut to length, there is little-to-no waste.
  • The galvanized plating is highly resistant to rust and gives a nice smooth appearance.
  • Steel is straighter and stronger, keeping your slab’s sides and corners truly square.
  • The top lip acts as an accurate guide if you choose to pour the slab yourself.
  • With our design, you can complete your home’s entire structural frame BEFORE pouring the concrete.

As you can see, our EZ-Form™ Integrated Steel Forming System differs in many ways from conventional wood concrete forms. Because of the superior steel materials, the ease of assembly, and the potential savings involved, we believe there’s really no comparison.

 

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