Building with ICFs decreases your utility bills 40%-60% each month and makes your home quiet, comfortable and disaster resistant.

BuildBlock Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) are the strongest and most energy-efficient building material available today. ICFs are used to build homes, schools, churches, and other commercial buildings. Choosing ICFs for your next construction project means saving money every month and feeling secure in your home.

Building a residential home with BuildBlock ICFs delivers strength, savings and peace of mind.

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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.

Disaster Resilience

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.

Learn More About Residential ICF Construction

Are you interested in learning more about ICFs and how they protect you from disaster, reduce utility bills and provide a safe, quiet, and healthy environment?

If you are an architect, designer, developer, engineer, code official, contractor or other building professional, click here for more information about building or specifying ICFs in your project.

BuildBlock is the only manufacturer with an online store for customers to buy directly. Register an account today and purchase BuildBlock ICFs and accessories directly from the manufacturer.

BuildBlock ICFs are mass insulation walls and deliver superior performance compared to any building system. The speed, ease of use, and efficiency are unmatched by any other building technology.

BuildBlock ICFs deliver the comfort, safety, and energy efficiency of ICFs with added speed, reduced waste, superior attachment points, and amazing customer service.


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Educational Publications

Review the brochures and guides below to gain a better understanding of the benefits of building and designing with with ICFs. Comfort, safety, disaster resilience, reduced costs and increased energy efficiency are ust a few of the many every day benefits of an ICF home.


How to Build with ICFs

Quickly step through the basic steps in ICF construction. This short article will show you what to expect, start to finish.

The BuildBlock Howto Section breaks down much of the ICF construction process. Not just an online installation manual it expands into tips, tricks, and techniques to make your ICF project simple and straightforward.

Quickly step through the basic steps in ICF construction. This short article will show you what to expect, start to finish.

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