Wafflemat™ Named as a 2024 Experts’ Choice Innovative Product Awards Winner by World of Concrete


Wafflemat™ Named as a 2024 Experts’ Choice Innovative Product Awards Winner by World of Concrete


The second annual awards program celebrates the most impressive innovations in concrete equipment, materials, services, and tools based across eight categories.


Irving, TX (February 22, 2024) – World of Concrete® (WOC), announces Wafflemat™ as an Experts’ Choice winner in the Innovative Product Awards. Todd Gilmore, SVP Sales & Marketing at Wafflemat™, will receive the award on behalf of their team.  The Innovative Product Awards, powered by World of Concrete, is an industry recognition program that celebrates the most successful construction community members and their innovations in concrete.

Wafflemat™ won the Experts’ Choice Award for their shallow slab foundation solution and it was named a disruptive innovation. Disruptive innovations sweep away old systems or habits and replace them with attributes that recognizably make the product or process easier, safer and more productive. Their introduction or acceptance requires a little longer view of the future, often facilitating other innovations when brought to the field. Wafflemat™ is renowned for their work as the world’s leading foundation system for building on expansive, compressible, stable, and rocky soils, with millions of square feet of residential and light commercial space built across the United States since 1993 – all without a single structural failure.

“The ability to leverage the World of Concrete as a way to educate and share our solution with the industry was tremendously successful.  We are honored to be recognized for bringing innovation that positively impacts the builder/owner, concrete contractor and design communities.” – Ryland Reed, Operating Partner at Wafflemat™.

The Experts’ Choice award winners were selected by a panel of World of Concrete editors and industry experts. The winners stood out from the competition in their ability to aid performance and competence and become a new industry standard in the field. The experts recognized the winning products in this category by naming them either a sustainable or a disruptive innovation.

"We would like to thank all the companies that took part in the Innovative Product Awards program this year and to those that voted. It is important for the industry to honor the products and services that are pushing the limits of the concrete sector,said Jackie James, Vice President of World of Concrete. “Congratulations to the 2024 Innovative Product Award winners!”    

The Innovative Product Awards program recognizes some of the strongest concrete and construction brands among the following categories:

  • Business & Technology Software & Services
  • Concrete Construction Materials
  • Concrete Production & Delivery
  • Concrete Surfaces & Decorative Concrete Equipment & Materials
  • General Construction Tools & Equipment
  • Precast & Block Production
  • Repair & Demolition Materials, Tools & Equipment
  • Slab Tools, Equipment & Materials

To view the full list of the 2024 Innovative Product Award winners, please visit Innovative Products Award program page.


About Wafflemat™

Wafflemat™ has been implemented in over 30M square feet of foundations across the USA since its introduction in 1993.  This innovative system not only demonstrates superior performance compared to other foundation systems, but also achieves significant cost savings by optimizing the foundation design, requiring minimal consumption of concrete and reinforcing materials.  www.wafflemat.com


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Wafflemat™ Media Contact

Todd Gilmore