Benefits of using ICF's

Benefits of using ICF's
Unlike wooden or aluminum concrete forms, BuildBlock forms stay in place serving as insulation that far exceeds the latest energy standards. Use of the forms not only saves energy dollars, but also saves construction time by reducing labor costs. These savings are passed on to the homeowner.

All conventional interior and exterior finishes are easily applied to BuildBlock walls, including brick, stone, masonry, siding, and stucco.

Benifits of an energy effiecient home#1-- Living Comfort
ICF homes provide unparalleled peace and quiet, uniform and stable temperatures throughout, and a draft-free environment that greatly reduces dust and pollen.

#2 -- Energy Savings & Increased Home Value
ICFs save valuable construction time, lower heating and cooling costs (by 50-80%), and often reduce insurance premiums. Also, a recent EPA study concluded that energy efficiency increases home value by about $20 for every $1 decrease in annual utility costs.

#3 -- Structural Strength & Safety
ICF homes are capable of withstanding hurricanes and tornadoes, and can be built to meet commercial two-hour fire protection.

#4 -- Adaptability
Insulating concrete forms have successfully been used in virtually every type of construction, from one-story residences to multiple-story office buildings. ICFs are lightweight, versatile, builder friendly, and easy to install.

#5 -- Earth-Friendly
Insulating concrete forms are environmentally safe and energy efficient. They do not contain chlorofluoro-carbons (CFCs), HCFC, formaldehyde, asbestos, or fiberglass. Also, ICFs directly reduce the lumber used in construction. Working in partnership with concrete, one of earth's most abundant materials, BuildBlock forms are environmentally superior in every way.