Reinforced concrete has been used in some of the worlds oldest structures which still stand today. One of the reasons for that is that it doesn't burn easily. At the heart of every ICF we install, you will find this time tested, proven, and fire resistant building material.
One of the key elements to buidling an energy efficient home is the thermal or building envelope. ICF is a superior building envelope system by eleminating air leaks and thermal bridges. The concrete has great thermal mass which reduces fluctuations in air temperature.
ICF installation is the cornerstone of our company. Please consider us even if your project is located far from our home base. We love to travel to install ICF. Here are just a few reasons why we feel ICF is a superior home building system.
Termites don't eat concrete. Opponents to the ICF industry have suggested that ICF homes are prone to termite damage. While that may seem silly, I know some of you have concerns about this due to the stories you have read online. So please contact us to talk about that if it's a real concern for you. Once again... termites don't eat concrete!
ICF can withstand winds of up to 250 mph while providing a substancial base to anchor a roof system upon. There are other building techniques in conjunction with ICF which we utilize to provide a storm resistant home to our customers. We would love to talk to you in greater detail about those features.
“The entire project was done with the professionalism and quality that we were hoping for.”
-Ryan & Katie Gelarden
The most frequent building problems often involve water. Once water gets where it's not supposed to be in your home, it can do ugly things. ICF has many properties which greatly dimenish the negative effects of water infiltration in all of its various forms.
On that same note, many folks are concerned about leaky basements for good reason. We have all heard the horror stories. You need a builder which provides an entire system to keep your basement dry. ICF is just one part of that system. ICF