Insulated concrete forms (ICF for short) are becoming more and more common as climate concerns rise - and for good reason! ICF homes are safer, more energy efficient, and more convenient to build than traditional wood frame homes.
Creating energy efficiency with insulated concrete forms.
What is ICF?
Insulated concrete form is a system of rigid insulation blocks made of EPS that are separated by plastic webbing. These blocks are used as a concrete form - during ICF construction, reinforced concrete is poured into the blocks to create a concrete wall (instead of a traditional wood plank or plywood frame). Once the concrete is poured, finishes (like drywall and siding) are attached to fastener strips embedded in the ICF walls. In the end, the ICF blocks fit together like Lego Bricks, which is one of the reasons ICF homes have such great energy efficiency.