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What is ICF (Insulating Concrete Form)?

ICF's are stay-in-place concrete forms made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) that are built in the shape of the exterior walls of a residential or commercial building.
Reinforcing steel is than added and the gap between the two layers of foam is filled with concrete, which cures and hardens into a monolithic core.

All your exterior walls will have continuous insulation as a result of the two layers of EPS Foam wrapped around a monolithic concrete core. This combination of concrete, steel and foam creates an incredibly strong, comfortable and energy-efficient structure.

Since an ICF system wraps your home in a continuous layer of foam insulation you have much less air infiltration and fewer drafts than a conventional frame house. The solid concrete core of an ICF wall also stabilizes the temperature in your home because of its thermal mass, so you enjoy more constant temperatures, throughout the day. With its high R-values, low air infiltration, and high thermal mass, you can save up to 50% of energy costs compared to conventional construction, and your overall operating and maintenance costs will be much lower.

Homes built with ICFs offer resistance to natural disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, fires and floods.

 

 

 
 

 

 

       
 
 
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