BuildBlock Installation Video Series: Site Review

The BuildBlock ICF Site Review gives you a great start in preparing for your ICF project.

In this episode of our Installation Video Series we’ll cover one of the most important first steps for your project; site review.  This video talks about the building site and things you need to consider before building your ICF home. Topics include solar gain, aesthetics, water runoff and drainage, elevation footings and more.

Knowing how much solar gain you will have on your structure is important when planning where to put your home. The amount of heat from the sun on your structure will help you plan energy costs. Water runoff and drainage is also very important when evaluating where to build because you need to be aware of surrounding bodies of water to prevent potential flooding and achieve elevation requirements. Aesthetics are important because the view and the way it looks on a site adds to the overall level of satisfaction to the structure.

This video is intended to help you have a basic understanding of the steps you need to consider before building your project. Much of this information is shared by local professionals and contractors as well. Stay tuned as we’ll be publishing more steps in the building process in the coming weeks.

The videos in this series are a companion to the BuildBlock Installation and Technical Manual. These documents are available for free download at or for purchase in the MyBuildBlock Store.

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