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All About Fasteners, Episode 4: Thermal Bridging Solutions

Using traditional anchoring systems to attach exterior foam insulation to concrete can create a significant thermal bridging problem!

It’s amazing how much energy-efficiency is lost when traditional steel fasteners are used to attach exterior EPS insulation directly to concrete. Something like an 8 per cent energy loss can occur through thermal bridging directly through the fasteners, even though there aren’t a lot of fasteners required by code.

In this video, Rob Koci is shown a better technology by Gustavo Angola, Technical Specialist at ITW.

The technology is called the Ramset InsulFast System. Ramset’s T4IF and Cobra IF Kit is the perfect solution.  To learn more about our insulation fasteners, click here.

This system deploys ingeniously-engineered plastic anchors incorporating steel pins that, once they are shot into the concrete, do not go all the way through the depth of the EPS.

Thermal bridging problem solved!

But there’s a lot more to it than that. Watch the video to find out.


Visit www.ramset.ca to learn more.


This video was originally uploaded May 2018 on Canadian Contractor.