Why Choose BuildBlock Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs)?
After you decide the layout of your home, it’s natural next step is to pour hours of effort into choosing the right paint, wall coverings, exterior finish and other aesthetics for your new home.
But before that, you should think about what’s between you and the outside environment. Creating exterior walls that are safe, energy-efficient, and strong are one of the most important components of your home.
Traditional wood-frame construction can’t compare to the safety, permanence, and energy efficiency of walls built with insulating concrete forms. Increasing energy-efficiency and disaster resiliency requirements make it more complex and expensive to build to these higher minimum-standards.
An exterior ICF wall delivers code-surpassing energy performance and extreme disaster resilience while reducing materials, trades, and complexity.
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Why Choose BuildBlock Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs)?
It’s natural to pour hours of time and effort into choosing the right paint, wall coverings, exterior finish and other aesthetics for your new home. First, take some time to decide what will be inside those walls. Traditional wood-frame construction can’t compare to the safety, permanence, and energy efficiency of walls built with insulating concrete forms.
The Benefits of Using BuildBlock ICF Construction
ICFs use dense EPS foam insulation around a solid structural concrete wall. This dense insulation, combined with concrete’s reluctance to change temperature means the interior of your home or building is stable not wasting energy combating the extremes outside.
ICF walls are stable and resist the rapidly changing environment outside. They’re air tight preventing drafts and protect you from heat and cold, noise, pollution, and mother nature herself.
This keeps what’s outside where it belongs, leaving you comfortable, quiet and secure no matter the threat.
In every-day life noisy neighbors, busy streets, trains, planes, and other annoyances stop at the walls leaving you in peace.
ICFs have an STC rating of 54 which means shouting and other disturbances outside the walls cannot be heard.
The core of ICF walls is reinforced concrete. This provides extremely strong walls to support almost any concept or design and will withstand more than 200mph winds, impacts from debris, and other challenges life may throw at your home.
Life Safety & Security
BuildBlock ICF walls are strong and solid. They will withstand more than 200mph winds by default and can be made even stronger.
Strong reinforced concrete delivers safety in high-seismic zones, in coastal areas, performs well in flood prone areas, provides a 4-hour fire rating, and creates a home that is resilient most anything mother nature can think of.
Solid Strong Walls
ICF walls are solid structural air-tight reinforced concrete. They are all poured at once and as one solid piece and resist all the challenges Mother Nature has to offer.
Combined with the EPS foam insulation and the embedded insulated plastic studs this structure will stay strong and secure for more than a lifetime.
Green Construction & Low Waste
ICFs are a green product. Not only on the energy-efficiency and disaster resilience, but in manufacturing too.
EPS bead is expanded using steam in special molds to create the different shapes and sizes of ICF blocks.
When installed, filled with concrete and finished inside and out the EPS foam will not degrade or decay. It doesn’t compact or lose its insulation value and will keep insulating for hundreds of years.
Lowest Waste Product
BuildBlock ICFs especially are designed with a 1″ repeating interlock pattern, so during the ICF construction, the least waste possible is created. It also makes it easier to recycle any scrap.
Any portion of BuildBlock ICFs with at least 1 web, can be filled in to a part of another wall, further reducing waste.
Healthier Home / Less Dirt & Dust
Dust, dirt, pollen, etc. all filter in through conventionally built homes; it’s just their nature.
ICF walls are air tight keeping dust, dirt, allergens, and more outside where they belong.
Air Tight Walls
ICF homes don’t suffer from drafts and cold spots. that keeps heating & cooling inside where you want it.
Just one more way to keep you and your utility bills comfortable.
What’s different in an ICF home?
There are many reasons to choose ICFs for your next construction project. And the best part of making that choice is that you get all of the benefits of ICFs no matter which one you think is most important.
- On the outside, ICF Homes are like every other home, except where it counts.
- ICF performance is hidden inside the walls leaving your style to show on the outside.
- Hidden differences such as daily comfort, increased air quality, significantly lower utility bills, and peace of mind.
- ICFs give you extreme energy-efficiency through air tight walls, dense insulation, and solid structural concrete which doesn’t change temperature easily.
What does this mean for you?
The results are make the choice clear. Your new home or building will continue to perform with significantly higher energy-efficiency, stable temperatures, standing strong against Mother Nature, keeping out noise, dust, dirt and allergens and providing a sense of peace and comfort.
Building with BuildBlock Insulating Concrete Forms is the the most cost-effective and proven way to build dramatically more energy-efficient, disaster resistant, and comfortable homes.
Make your choice today and enjoy savings for a lifetime.
How Can We Help?
Contact BuildBlock today using the form below. We’ll help you locate ICF home plans, architects, engineers, builders, and everything you need to make your ICF dream home a reality!