Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)

ICFs are a construction material used in the building of commercial and residential structures, walls, floors, roofs, pools, and more. The modular forms are made of expanded polystyrene or “Styrofoam”. They interlock with one another like Lego blocks using plastic ties and straps, creating a cavity that is filled with rebar and concrete once the structure has been assembled.

ICF buildings are more sustainable, energy efficient, disaster resistant, and sound absorbent than traditional building methods. The combination of these well-documented benefits leads to significant cost savings that quickly offset the initially higher cost of construction. A study prepared for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates a 20% to 25% reduction in annual heating and cooling costs.
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