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Insulating Concrete Forms

 

Insulating Concrete Forms are basically forms for poured concrete walls, that stay in place as a permanent part of the wall assembly.  The forms, made of foam insulation, are either pre-formed interlocking blocks or separate panels connected with plastic or metal ties.  The left-in-place forms not only provide a continuous insulation and sound barrier, but also backing for drywall on the inside, and stucco, lap siding, or brick on the outside.

 

Buying a home is probably the single largest investment you'll ever make.  It is the cornerstone of your lifestyle.  Homebuyers expect an increased quality of life from a new home.  Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) give you all the benefits that have made concrete the material of choice for today's educated home-buyers.  An Insulating Concrete Form home can be designed in any style, and will accept any traditional exterior finish, such as siding, stucco, or brick.  In addition to the many functional aspects of Insulating Concrete Forms homes, consider the sheer beauty that can be added.  Insulating Concrete Forms systems accommodate any of  today's most popular design features.  Cathedral ceilings, tall walls, and large openings are just some of the options available.  Because concrete can take any shape or form, it can create an unlimited variety of curves and angles. Adding a traditional exterior finish, along with drywall or plaster on the interior, will give you a house that looks like any other in the neighborhood, but has the strength, durability, and flexibility of concrete wall construction.  

Standing Up To The Elements

The massive concrete walls of an Insulating Concrete Forms home provide a remarkably solid feel and safety for your family.  Concrete has a proven track record of withstanding the ravages of hurricanes, tornadoes, and fires.  Laboratory tests conducted at the Wind Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech University conclusively demonstrated that Insulating Cement Forms wall systems have the strength and mass to resist the impact of debris carried by tornadoes and hurricanes.