Maine Patent of the Month – October 2023
Constructing foundation walls for building structures has always been a critical aspect of the construction process. Traditionally, this involved excavating the earth, assembling forms on both sides of the intended foundation wall, and then pouring reinforced concrete into these forms. While effective, this approach has its limitations, especially in scenarios where access to one side of the wall is restricted.
TC Hafford Basement Systems has provided quality basement waterproofing, insulation, and foundation repair services to homeowners throughout Maine and Southeastern New Hampshire for over 30 years. With a commitment to innovation and solving water-related issues in basements and crawl spaces, TC Hafford Basement Systems has introduced a groundbreaking method for constructing foundation walls with one-sided formwork.
The newly patented system developed by TC Hafford Basement Systems provides a novel approach to forming solid foundation walls. The system utilizes one-sided formwork, meaning that the forms are erected on only one side of the wall, even when access to the other side is limited or impossible. Unlike traditional one-sided formwork systems that require additional reinforcing structures to resist bending under the weight of concrete, TC Hafford Basement Systems’ approach integrates self-supporting formwork. This innovation reduces costs and the potential for rework, streamlinING the construction process, eliminating the need for extensive bracing and additional reinforcing materials. This results in a more efficient and cost-effective solution.
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