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Building a Better House with Concrete

Building a Better House with Concrete

Concrete homes assembled with insulated concrete forms give homeowners a superior comfort, solidity, durability, resistance to natural disasters, quietness, and energy efficiency.     What are insulated concrete forms? Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) are hollow blocks or panels composed of expanded polystyrene foam that is stacked up […]

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ICF Foundation Cost

ICF Foundation Cost

How To Calculate The Cost Of ICF Foundations In Southern Ontario The notion of estimating the cost of construction is as much art as it is math. This observation is particularly the case of decisions related to the custom home building. One person may determine value by […]

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The Need for Energy Efficient Homes

The Need for Energy Efficient Homes

Flying Cars or No Flying Cars, the Future Needs Energy Efficient Homes Our planet will be a very different place in the coming years. By 2050, Earth will be home to another 3 billion people, of which 70% will live in cities. Although many things about the […]

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ICF Foundation Pros and Cons

ICF Foundation Pros and Cons

ICF Foundation When building with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs), foundation forms remain in place and provide insulation on each side of the concrete. The foundation of every building is fundamental in the transfer of all loads throughout a building into the ground. In areas where earthquakes and high […]

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Insulated Concrete Forms

Insulated Concrete Forms

Whether you’re building a home or a multi-level commercial structure, you can’t beat the rewards of building with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF). ICFs provide a lightweight, high-strength alternative to using conventional wood frame construction. Insulated Concrete Forms – Heat Absorption Capacity What are insulated concrete forms? Insulated […]

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ICF Foundation Cost

ICF Foundation Cost

ICF Foundation Cost? There is no way you can do this with poured concrete walls. One of the first questions asked when planning a home is “How much will my project cost?” Questions involving pricing, can’t be properly answered simply by information posted on the internet, regardless of […]

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ICF R-Value – We Call This The ICF Effect

ICF R-Value – We Call This The ICF Effect

What is the actual R-Value of ICF Effect?  R-value Explained Energy efficient construction is booming, driven by higher fuel prices, record-setting temperatures, and more stringent energy codes. Contractors are pushed to find better solutions for the building envelope. While R-values have been the traditional measure of energy […]

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Insulated Concrete Forms – FAQ

Insulated Concrete Forms – FAQ

1. What can you build with Insulated Concrete Forms? Cast in place concrete walls for bearing and non-bearing walls that have superior insulation built-in. You can use ICFs for foundations, exterior above grade walls, sound walls, residential, commercial, and industrial walls. ICF concrete construction is also used for […]

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Building With Insulated Concrete Forms

Building With Insulated Concrete Forms

Building With Insulated Concrete Forms Insulated concrete forms (ICF) is a method of building walls for reinforced concrete ordinarily manufactured with a rigid styrofoam insulation that stays in place as a permanent interior and exterior walls. 9 Things You Should Know Before You Start Building With Insulated […]

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Insulating Concrete Forms – What you need to know

Insulating Concrete Forms – What you need to know

ICF-great-case-study Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF) wall most commonly consist of concrete between polystyrene foam, although other form materials such as polyurethane, recycled wood and cement mixtures exist. Insulating Concrete Forms Wall The foam is usually two flat pieces of either expanded polystyrene (EPS, average R-value of 3.8 […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Build With Insulated Concrete Forms?

How Much Does It Cost to Build With Insulated Concrete Forms?

How Much Does It Cost to Build With Insulated Concrete Blocks? If you’ve ever tried to nail down a hard answer on this subject, you’re probably already familiar with the broad range of estimates out there. To determine the cost to build with Insulated Concrete Forms and […]

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How Much Will a Home Built With Insulated Concrete Forms Cost?

How Much Will a Home Built With Insulated Concrete  Forms Cost?

Cost To Build With ICFs If you’ve ever tried to nail down a hard answer on this subject, you’re probably already familiar with the broad range of estimates out there. To make your search a little easier, we’ve taken a look at the major reports on Insulated […]

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