Not Your Grandfather's ICF
Insulated concrete forms have been a proven wall assembly for decades now, but you wouldn't know it from listening to some builders.
They run away from anything different than a stick built wall. Maybe 20 or 30 years ago the forms and techniques weren't fully developed, and a few builders had a bad experience -- like blowouts or crooked walls.
But let me assure you those days are long gone. The ICFs on the market today are light years from what they used to be. It's like comparing your old Motorola StarTAC cell phone to the new Samsung Galaxy 8. Yes, they both make phone calls but the differences are like night and day.
Today, ICFs are part of a full package of forms, accessories and training. Manufacturers like Fox Blocks are committed to training contractors and builders on doing it right the first time, without any problems.
When a home is built with ICFs, the interior is usually finished in the traditional way, with carpenters, electrical, mechanical, roofing and plumbing contractors fulfilling their usual roles.
We work with general contactors, carpenters, masons and any building professional that wants to provide their customers with an energy-efficient, durable wall assembly.
ICFs don't replace traditional construction methods; they simply give build pros a new method of construction that supports what they already provide to their customers.
So don't miss out on a great opportunity because you've heard the war stories about ICFs. Building pros will be pleasantly surprised by the solution packages that are available in the market today.
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David Morris / A Detroit native, David T. Morris, LEED® Green Associate, used his drive for entrepreneurship, innovation & new product development to develop a patented product and later took a new building product to market. In 2012, he became U.S. East Regional Manager with Fox Blocks, a division of Airlite Plastics Company, managing ICF sales in seven states. Since 2006, David has delivered more than 140 IFA/ICF training seminars to contractors, plus another 120 presentations to architects and engineers. He is a featured speaker and SME on High-Performance Buildings, and his efforts have resulted in environmentally friendly construction being specified for residential, commercial, and institutional buildings throughout the country.