ICFs (Solid Mass Walls) vs Wood Walls (Cavity Walls)
Let us look at construction from the end user point of view, the homeowner or home buyer. There are many reasons most people consider before building a home. Let us assume our end user has property to build on and a rough idea how his house plan is laid out. We will go one step further and say our end user has a house plan already which was purchased online and drawn with wood 2×6 walls.
This actually is how many of us start when dreaming of that special home. We look at lots of layouts and try to find that perfect plan that just seems to fit our families wants and needs. This is the scenario we will use for our comparison. We will cover homebuyers who prefer to look for homes that have already been built, apartment buildings and such in the contractor and builder sections. This section is about the end-user that wants to be a part of the construction process whether it is in the design stage, choosing the right builder, or getting your hands dirty and helping on all or a portion of the build. Now, back to our scenario:
This book is for anyone who is looking to design, market, build or own a new home and wants to use the best possible system for building a strong, energy-efficient, safe, healthy home. “ICF” gives you the answers and challenges every Architect, designer, contractor, builder, and homeowner will need to know to make an informative decision on how to get the home of the future right now!
Where ever and whenever you decide to build you will find this easy to understand and informative book gives you the answers to important questions including:
- How do ICFs work?
- Are ICFs cost-effective?
- What are the basics of ICF construction?
- Will ICFs save time?
- Can I achieve a clean, safe comfortable home with ICFs?
- What are some of the dos and don’ts of ICF construction?
and much more!
So, if you’re serious about wanting the home of the future now and you want to know a stronger, safer, quieter and more energy efficient way to do it, then you need to buy “ICF”: Building Better Homes with Insulating Concrete Forms by Dennis Micoff
Stronger; Preparing for the future. Solid Construction means safer secure homes.