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ICF (INSULATED CONCRETE FORMS)    
     

Comfortable

Superior Insulation
An ICF system replaces commonly used fiberglass insulation with expanded polystyrene (EPS). EPS is made of a collection of closed plastic cells which prevent air movement and create an airtight seal around your home. This is the same type of material that is used in the common coffee cup.

Superior Structure
An ICF wall system will maintain its structural integrity. Your concrete home will remain solid, strong and quiet over time.

Sound Barrier
An ICF wall provides exceptional sound attenuation.  While a conventional wood framed house has a sound transmission class (STC) rating of 36-38, an ICF home has an STC rating of 50+, a reduction in over 2/3 of transmitted noise.  In other words, you won’t hear most of the noise you hear right now.

High Indoor Air Quality
The use of EPS results in the elimination of all air borne glass fibers and insulation settlement in the home caused by traditional fiberglass insulation. In addition, the impermeable walls prevent the entry of dust, pollens and pollution.

 

Cost Effective

Energy Efficient
While the EPS provides insulation, the concrete thermal mass in an ICF wall reduces temperature fluctuations by absorbing and storing heat. Drafts and hot and cold spots are virtually eliminated and a room's temperature remains consistent from floor to ceiling. This results in approximately 30-50% in monthly savings on energy bills.

Indirect Savings
ICF homeowners may also enjoy indirect cost savings from flexible financing through energy efficient mortgages and reduced homeowner's insurance costs. (Check with your local bank and insurance company.)

Lasting Value
Over time, ICF homes become stronger and sturdier and require much less repair and maintenance than conventionally built homes. ICF homes are built to last and as a result, retain their value.

 

Homeowner Benefits Sustainable

Fire Resistant
ICFs are manufactured using only approved raw material bead with flame-retardant agents and have a three-hour fire rating. Consequently, ICF homes provide much greater fire resistance than traditional homes.

Wind and Storm Resistant
ICFs are constructed with reinforced concrete, which greatly increases strength and maximizes resistance to high winds and storms.

Mold Resistant
ICF homes reduce the potential for mold and mildew growth since they are constructed with materials that do not promote it.

Insect Barrier
Since there is no food value for insects in the ICF system, the possibility of damage due to insects like termites is virtually eliminated. Also, insects cannot penetrate the concrete core of an ICF wall and therefore cannot invade your home.

 

Environmentally Friendly

Reduces Emissions
An ICF home reduces energy consumption by about 30-50% monthly, which results in an equivalent reduction in harmful emissions. The construction waste generated is also less than 1%, which reduces land filling and methane emissions.  Furthermore, steam and cold water are used to produce ICFs. No CFCs, HCFCs, formaldehyde or any chemicals
are used.

Conserves Trees
Every home conserves at least ten trees, which absorb carbon dioxide and give us oxygen.  Do your part, build with ICF.

Uses Recycled Materials
ICF webs are manufactured using recycled polypropylene. This means that over 60% of the weight of an ICF block is comprised of recycled materials.

 

 
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