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Insulated Concrete Forms and Sustainable Construction

Insulated Concrete Forms and Sustainable Construction

Are you concerned with rising costs and the push for green building codes? Perhaps you value the environment and are interested in the benefits of an energy-efficient, concrete forms home. Sustainable construction using insulated concrete forms is way of the future,...

How to Install Plumbing and Electrical in Insulated Concrete Forms

How to Install Plumbing and Electrical in Insulated Concrete Forms

Installing Plumbing and Electrical Services within Insulated Concrete Forms   Accommodating plumbing or electrical wires within the ICF wall can be complicated for some contractors, regardless of whether or not the building is constructed using ICFs. While some...

What are the Pros and Cons of ICFs?

What are the Pros and Cons of ICFs?

Whether you’re a home or building owner or an builder/installer, there are pros and cons of insulated concrete forms (ICFs), just like any other building material out there. And while ICFs are on the rise (especially as the advantages over wood-framed homes come to...

Building Hurricane-Resistant Homes

Building Hurricane-Resistant Homes

Another deadly hurricane has struck and left catastrophic damage in its wake. This time, it was Hurricane Michael — a Category 5 hurricane and the most powerful hurricane recorded in the Florida panhandle in a century. If you’ve read the recent article from the New...

Why do Net Zero Energy Home Builders choose ICFs?

Why do Net Zero Energy Home Builders choose ICFs?

Net-zero energy homes (homes that produce as much clean energy as they consume) are the future of construction. They offer all the benefits of enhanced energy efficiency, from reduced costs to increased comfort. In order to build a net-zero energy home, you need to...

The Cost of Insulated Concrete Forms

The Cost of Insulated Concrete Forms

Insulated concrete forms (ICFs) are typically purchased from a local building supplier. Currently, the purchase price of a regular 16” x 48” styrofoam ICF block is in the $21-$24 range, depending on what region/country it is purchased in. This translates to about...

The 4 Most Eco-Friendly Materials For Your Home

The 4 Most Eco-Friendly Materials For Your Home

Spring is finally here, and that means it's time for some spring cleaning. However, did you know that there are some building materials that can help spring clean your carbon footprint? Many home construction materials are surprisingly eco-friendly. Here are a few of...

Using ICF Construction? Put Aside These Common Concerns

Using ICF Construction? Put Aside These Common Concerns

Looking to incorporate green building materials into your next remodel or renovation? Then ICF walls and ICF building blocks may be the perfect investment for you. We understand the concerns many experience when considering this type of building material, as it isn’t...