ICF stands for Insulated Concrete Forms. These forms consist of two panels of styrofoam connected by special webbing and rebar. When filled with concrete these forms create an efficient, durable structure, designed to stand the test of time.
What is an ICF?
ICFs can be used to build everything from basements and foundations to entire structures. A home built with ICFs creates a more durable, comfortable and efficient living environment that will save the homeowner money for years to come. ICF exteriors and interiors are finished just as normal stick framed construction, allowing the home to shine in efficiency, but still be aesthetically pleasing. With drywall on the inside and your choice of siding, brick or stucco on the outside, it can be difficult to tell the difference. All home plans can be adapted for use with ICFs and this technology can earn you credits toward LEED Green Building Certification.
Disaster resistance and safety
Mold, rot, mildew, and insect resistance
Energy efficiency and resultant cost savings
To Learn more about the benefits and history of ICF technology visit The Portland Cement Association Website: