Insulated concrete is a type of construction that
uses rigid polystyrene forms to hold reinforced concrete.
Forms are assembled then the concrete is poured into
them. Unlike traditional concrete walls the forms
are not removed and are part of the strength and insulating
of the walls.
There are many major manufacturers and many different
types of insulated concrete forms (ICF). The most
popular types of forms are either preformed interlocking
blocks, or separate panels connected with plastic
ties. The interlocking blocks assemble like Lego™
There are many advantages to using an ICF system:
ICF homes are on average a superior system to wood
framed or steel framed homes. Once the exterior walls
are poured they are ready for finishing (on the inside
and out). They are extremely durable and they don't
cost much more than a traditional framed home. Finding
subcontractors may be a challenge, but if you are
planning to live in your home for many years, ICF
homes are a wise choice to make.
Insulating concrete forms association. This site provides
lots of useful information about the benefits of ICF
Good information from a leading ICF manufacturer.
Great information about the benefits of the ICF system
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Introduces ICF technology and the benefits of ICF