Why Eco ICF?

The Eco ICF block system combines the tremendous strength of steel reinforced concrete with the insulating properties of expanded polystyrene to produce one of the most revolutionary building systems in home construction today.  There is no limit to what can be built with the Eco ICF block system.  Standard single storey, two storey, multi-storey or even curved walls can be achieved.  Any conventional interior or exterior wall covering can be accommodated.

Eco ICF Block Advantages Include

  • ​Cost       The cost to build your Eco ICF block home will be comparable to that of other energy efficient structures however this has additional benefits - 

  • Heating & Cooling  The minute you move into your Eco ICF block home you begin saving money.  This is because the walls of these homes are airtight and have an R-3.5 insulation value.  A house using conventional construction materials would have to be insulated to a value of R-8.5 to achieve similar benefits and savings.  Savings of 50% (or more) on heating and cooling costs are possible.  

  • Insurance Rates      An Eco ICF block home is mostly concrete so is considered masonry construction which ultimately results in lower insurance costs.

  • Resale Value     All the features integrated into an Eco ICF block home will add value when it comes time to sell.  Energy efficient insulated concrete forms combine close celled expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation with the outstanding performance of concrete's thermal mass to give you 30-50% savings in your heating and air conditioning costs.  Obviously nothing blows through reinforced concrete.  Covered EPS does not settle or deteriorate.  What does all this mean to you?  Significant, consistent long term savings and exceptional comfort.

  • Resistant to  bugs    There is absolutely no food value for termites in an Eco ICF wall.  For every one degree we raise the earth's temperature we double the insect population.  With global warming its now time be concerned about the keeping the bugs outside and consequently protecting your investment and peace of mind.

  • Solid concrete     Nothing blows through concrete.  Outside winds do not effect inside comfort.  Gone are those uncomfortable winter drafts and huge areas of heat loss or gain from electrical boxes.  ICF structures built from the footings to the rafters typically have their floor joists hung by engineered systems so that you have a full height reinforced insulated concrete wall.  Huge savings in heat loss are now possible by eliminating drafts that are typically found where conventional floor joists rest on foundation walls.

  • Sound Resistant      Concrete filled insulated concrete forms provide exceptional sound attenuation.  Eco ICF walls virtually make outside noise inaudible inside.  From partition walls in senior complexes to churches, to commercial structures in high traffic areas, aircraft, train, vehicular and severe weather noises stay outside.  Silence is truly golden with ICF.

  • Superior insulation     Expanded polystyrene is the premium insulation choice for your long term comfort.  You have no air borne glass fibres to breathe as well as no insulation settlement to be concerned about.  With ICF high fluctuations in room temperatures will become a thing of the past and consequently you and your family will experience overall comfort like never before.

  • Fire Resistant     Walls built with Insulating Concrete Forms have a three hour plus fire rating.  We use only approved raw material bead with flame retardant agents.  Since our walls are constructed with reinforced concrete it is easy to compliment them with concrete steel floor and roof systems making your structure fire proof.  When seconds count, you and your family will be pleased you chose  the sustainable ICF.

  • Resistant to storms and high winds     Protect your investment, protect your family and protect yourself.  Build with ICF.

  • Environmentally friendly     One ICF home saves at least ten trees which absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and give us oxygen.  If you can reduce your energy consumption by 30-40% you can reduce your emissions by the same amount.  Think about it, the world's most prevalent building materials are sand and gravel.  ICF walls greatly reduce landfill, which generates methane.

 

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