Building a BuildBlock ICF Basement

BuildBlock ICF forms are ideal for building a solid, dry, energy efficient ICF basement.

This video in the BuildBlock Insulating Concrete Forms Installer Series takes you through a pre-prour review of an ICF basement. We’ll demonstrate wall stacking strategies for your basement and/or first floor walls. See each step with tips and suggestions for your project. .

Basements built with ICFs are not just inexpensive space for heating systems, water heaters and laundry tubs but can also become recreation areas, Hobby rooms, offices or extra bedrooms. Because of the high efficiency of the thermal mass your basement will feel warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Even if you just plan on a utility room and storage for now, you will have a “safe haven” in the event of tornadoes, hurricanes and severe thunderstorms. You will have the space available for expanding without the cost of adding on more structure.

Click here to read about the benefits of building your basement with BuildBlock ICFs. The videos in this series are a companion to the BuildBlock Installation and Technical Manual. These documents are available for free download at http://buildblock.com/technical-support/installation-manuals/ or for purchase in the MyBuildBlock Store.

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