Denver company develops unique concrete forming system

Denver-based ASLAN Cos. has created Octaform, an innovative concrete forming system that protects concrete from corrosive chemicals typically used in a car wash. 


With the construction of a state-of-the-art vehicle wash at Stapleton Center in Denver, a Colorado company is bringing a new way to build to the Mountain States.

Denver builder ASLAN Cos. is using Octaform, a PVC stay-in-place concrete forming system, to build and finish the walls of a vehicle wash. Not content to rely only on traditional construction methods, it was the company’s spirit of innovation and sustainability that led it to this unique concrete forming technology. “Octaform,“ explains Aaron Voorhees, president of ASLAN, “offers us a way to build better, faster, and stronger for our clients.”

With Octaform, the company assembles PVC walls onsite and fills them with concrete. The built-in finish eliminates the need for further cladding, sealing, or paint and protects the concrete from the corrosive chemicals, moisture, and heat of a modern car wash.

“The watertight finish,” says Voorhees, “gives an unprecedented level of protection to the walls.”

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