a few moments to learn about the modern Insulated Concrete Form
Method of building foundations, homes, additions, garages and
commercial buildings. Insulated Concrete Forms (commonly called
ICF) are lightweight building blocks that are made of Styrofoam
with sturdy specially formulated plastic webbing embedded between
the two sides of the block to strengthen the block and support
rebar that is inserted throughout the block walls. Concrete
is then pumped into the open cavity.
The result is a Rebar Reinforced Solid Concrete Insulated Ready
to Finish Wall! Plastic webbing is specifically spaced in the
ICF, creating a studding system, to quicken the installation
of drywall or other interior applications. With this studding/strapping
system, the exterior is also ready to accept your choice of
outside finishes - brick, stucco, vinyl siding, etc.. An ICF
project will save you time with reduced labor hours, and money
with lower energy bills. Continue reading on this site for other
important consumer benefits of ICF construction.
ICFs are available in a variety of sizes
for various types of construction. The blocks can also be used
in creating interesting architecture - rounded walls or 45 degree
angled wall sections for example.
ICFs have numerous benefits including:
Energy Efficiency, Fire Resistance, Bug Resistance, Sound Resistance,
Storm & Wind Resistance, Reduced Construction Waste and
Green Technology. Amvic walls also stop dust, pollen and projectiles
from entering your home.