Idaho Patent of the Month – September 2021

Traditionally, cement forms are held in place with large metal stakes, kickers, and other support features. They can be difficult to set up and take down after the cement has been poured. Once the concrete is poured and the form removed, dirt is backfilled around the foundation for support. Foam insulation sheets may also be positioned against the sidewall in colder climates. This adds up to an extensive and time consuming portion of construction, Mono Slab EZ Form LLC has designed a new type of concrete form which will save time, labor, and money in construction. 

Their technology allows the concrete to insulate and frm n the same step. This means you can form, insulate, and backfill all before the time of the pour. They have recently expanded this technology to create a cement form with extensions. This design has a single piece, with a solid, continuous construction, a wedge-shaped cross-section, and an extension made of a foam material. The extension piece helps to expand the application of the single form. For instance, the same form may be used for the base size, and the extension may be changed out to for variation in height, width, or thermal barrier properties. Mono Slab EZ Form continually works to ease the concrete forming process through innovative developments.

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