With the introduction of CertainTeed's new CertaForm™ flexible flatwork form, contractors can now more easily tackle curved designs for projects such as patios, driveways and decks.
"CertainTeed now offers contractors a flexible form solution that helps to increase productivity by working the way they work and with the forming lumber they use," said Mark DaSilva, Senior Marketing Manager for CertainTeed Foundations. "An increased demand for curved shapes that accent unique outdoor living spaces requires a high-performance flexible form that does not resist being placed in a shape. With CertaForm, contractors now have a solution to help them meet customers' design and timeline requirements."
CertaForm is made of cellular polyvinyl chloride (PVC) that does not absorb moisture, is chemical resistant, cleans quickly and does not warp or crack. The product's durability allows it to be reused multiple times and is easy to transport and store due to its convenient size. Because CertaForm ships flat (4 forms to a bundle), it is easy to handle and manipulate to accommodate any shape or design.
CertaForm performs like wood and can be easily drilled, nailed and staked. It holds its shape during the pour with minimal staking and is compatible with standard lumber. CertaForm flexible flatwork forms are available in 2 x 4 and 2 x 6 nominal sizes. Each form is 12 feet long, weighs only 5 and 8 pounds respectively and can create a 12-inch or larger radius curve.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America's leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.
A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world's largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CertainTeed earned the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency.