The Polycore Foundation Floor System eliminates traditional poured concrete floors by using an insulated system of factory made sections that are easily delivered to and assembled on site. Using minimal tools, no large equipment, and no special skilled trades a typical sized residential foundation floor (1200 - 1500 square feet) can be set in place by three workers in as short a time as one single working day. With an energy efficiency of R18+, it significant energy savings over traditional concrete floors at a lower price point.
A Simple Concept
Once your footing is in place, a packed sand base level with your footings is all that is needed to install you Polycore Foundation floor system. This eliminates the need to poor a concrete slab, scheduling of concrete trucks and multiple skilled trades typically required to complete your foundation floor. The Polycore Foundation Floor system provides an insulated foundation floor (R18+) easily setup by two or three workers. Strength is ensured by industrial grade steel studs, EPS (expanded polystyrene) insulation provides optimum energy efficiency. Once the floor system is in, place 3/4" tongue and groove plywood is glued and screwed into the steel studs creating a solid foundation floor. Manufacturing efficiency and the simplicity of components keep costs lower than traditional concrete slabs.
The Design Basics
Polycore Canada uses industry accepted 2 1/2" galvanized structural steel studs, encased in 4" builder quality type I EPS (expanded polystyrene) rigid insulation provided in standard size sections. In combination, these components provide the strength and properties that easily replace a traditional concrete foundation floor for all residential applications. Each Polycore Floor System is mapped out and designed for easy installation. Modifications can be made to accommodate "In Floor Heating" if needed, although the R18+ insulated floor often replaces the need for "In Floor Heating."
Advantages in pricing, construction scheduling, installation, finishing labor cost, and short-term availability are just a few of the ways this floor system significantly saves costs through the entire foundation floor process. For the homeowner, the advantages continue with increased R-value energy savings, and benefits the product provides in maximizing many other modern efficiencies such as geothermal energy systems. Combined with the consumer benefits of over-all lower project costs, the foundation floor system is a must have for any residential building.