Creating good-quality concrete consolidation is essential for strong, energy-efficient ICF walls. Voids and honeycombing can affect the structural integrity of the walls. Especially the corners and lintels; these are the areas that need the most strength and are the areas where poor consolidation is most likely to occur. These critical areas need adequate vibration. The use of internal vibrators has several negative issues; they get caught in the rebar and the loss of equipment becomes costly to the contractor.
The CAM ICF vibrator is a hand-held tool, which consists of a BRECON vibrator mounted on an aluminum board. After the concrete is poured in the form, the tool is then applied to the outside of the insulated concrete form. The application technique is started at the bottom of the form and moves in an upward motion. From the outside, the tool vibrates the concrete inside the form to allow air to float up and out of the concrete, creating a consolidated, compacted structure. CAM is confident that the ICF vibrator is the solution for the Superior-Quality Consolidation.