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Rising Lumber Prices make ICF a No Brainer

Rising Lumber Prices make ICF a No Brainer

  Even as better building technologies such as insulated concrete forms (ICFs) emerged over time, lumber’s cheap costs always guaranteed its popularity. But nothing lasts forever. With its prices soaring in this past cataclysmic year of 2020, lumber’s only edge over...

Building with ICF Blocks

Building with ICF Blocks

  ICF Construction: Everything You Need To Know Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) have become a relatively common way to build homes. This innovative building material is typically made of blocks of polystyrene foam with space in between to pour a concrete wall....

Net Zero Homes

Net Zero Homes

  The design of a net-zero energy home includes renewable energy sources and energy-efficient materials, like Nexcem as well as other sustainable components like Truegrid Permeable Pavers that reduce the CO2 emissions and water usage over the life cycle of the home....

Passive House Construction

Passive House Construction

              How do you build a passive house with insulated concrete forms (ICFs)? Passive buildings are on the rise, just as you can see covered here and here. And this makes sense given that sustainable green construction is growing amid...

Why Use Insulated Concrete Forms for Basements

Why Use Insulated Concrete Forms for Basements

    Insulated concrete forms (ICF) are being used for a wide variety of building projects. One of the most common applications where ICF is considered is with respect to basements. Property owners (on the verge of a build) and developers alike are asking about the...

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...

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