FAQ

General

Are Octaform’s Finished Forming Systems readily available?

Yes. Customers may purchase our forming systems directly from us or through one of our registered dealers or contractors. We ship internationally. To find your closest dealers please CONTACT US.

What is a “Finished Forming System”?

The Octaform Finished Forming System is a stay-in-place wall construction method – the components of the form remain in place after the concrete has cured, along with the Finished Wall Panels. It is a concrete wall and finished wall surface, constructed in one step, one system.

Octaform Finished Wall Panels are easy to clean, water resistant and require no additional sealing or finishing.

How long will a structure built with Octaform’s finished forming system last?

We are confident in the durability and longevity of structures built using our Finished Forming Systems. An Octaform wall protects both the concrete and rebar and will outlast any unprotected concrete wall.

What colours are available?

Three colours are available: white, grey and beige. Custom colours are also available upon request.

Are the forms delivered assembled?

The components of the Octaform Finished Forming System are delivered to the job-site packaged by wall type or assembly group. The system is assembled after job-site preparations are completed. Assembly is simple and detailed instructions are provided in our CONSTRUCTION GUIDE (Doc 13.90MB). If desired, we can provide a field services representative at a daily or weekly rate to ensure the project meets Octaform’s quality standards.

Can I attach equipment to the walls?

Yes. Mechanical equipment and electrical components can be incorporated within the Octaform Finished Forming System prior to concrete being poured or mounted to the wall on completion, providing clean and secure equipment integration.

Can I finish the interior or exterior walls?

Octaform’s finished wall panels are designed to require no additional finishing. Our finished wall panels can be supplied in a number of different colours but if desired walls can be painted any colour with PVC paint. Specialty firms can also finish the walls with wall facings such as acrylic stucco, siding, brick, and stone.

Can I incorporate sumps, filters, side boxes, etc.

Yes. Octaform’s Finished Forming Systems are modular and have the flexibility to accommodate virtually any design feature you require.

Can Octaform be insulated?

Insulation can be incorporated within the concrete walls to provide any specified R-value. Insulation is placed within the Finished Forming System on the outside wall side – to ensure maximum efficiency is derived from the concrete’s thermal mass.

How is Octaform product transported?

All components of Octaform’s Finished Forming Systems are shipped unassembled in custom-made crates. The components are flat-packed and organized by wall type or assembly group. The quantity/volume ratio of our shipping method is extremely favourable when compared to conventional concrete forms. For example, the Finished Forming System needed to construct a 3 million gallon tank can easily be shipped on one flatbed truck.

What sizes are available?

Octaform’s Finished Forming Systems are available in widths of two-inch increments from 2” to 24”. Wall height can be cut to custom lengths. We have completed projects with wall heights of 32’ in whole section lengths.

What kind of insulation is used?

Expanded Polystyrene. The insulation comes to the site pre-cut in 6″ wide strips that are slid into the Octaform Finished Forming Systems. Each strip has pre-cut slots to slide into place. We can provide insulation to any specified R-value.

What shapes can I build in?

In addition to straight-walled applications, Octaform’s Finished Forming Systems can be built in curves and circles of almost any degree or radius to heights above 30’. Custom colors and finished panel types can be specified as well.

Why use Octaform instead of conventional forming?

If your project requires a concrete wall with a finished interior / exterior wall surface then our Finished Forming System can provide it in one system, one step. No need to bring in extra trades to finish the wall. Octaform walls are also extremely durable, easy to clean and, if necessary, food grade sanitary from the moment they are built reducing the need for ongoing maintenance.

How does the price of Octaform compare to conventional forming?

The value of the Octaform Finished Forming System is determined by your specific project parameters.