Residential Walls and Foundations: Improving the Thermal Envelope

This guide compares Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) with other forms used in above grade (walls) and below grade applications (foundations). Key factors in selecting the best system for your home are identified.

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Understand the True Cost of Building with Insulated Concrete Forms

As building codes demand homes with tighter building envelopes and continuous insulation, home builders and consumers are looking for building strategies that deliver that performance without paying a premium. That’s why homes built with ICFs are becoming a popular choice in many climates.

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For Safety and Peace of Mind, Homeowners Turn to an ICF Home

A family in southern Alabama was looking for an energy efficient home that could also stand up to the hurricanes that lash the Gulf Coast on a regular basis. After researching different construction techniques, they were most intrigued by insulated...

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Training and Education Available for ICFs

For builders who want to know more about building with insulated concrete form construction, there are numerous resources -- often free -- available. They don't have to tackle it alone.

Luxury Prefab Townhouses Rise on Precast Concrete Foundations

Once the precast concrete foundations are in place, modular home components will be installed to increase the speed and efficiency of construction.

Coastal Builders Looking for Resilient Homes

Home buyers in coastal areas are discovering the benefits of ICF construction on their own and want to work with contractors who can help them build their dream home.

ICFs Deliver a 5-in-1 Wall Assembly

An ICF walls delivers a continuous air and heat barrier with no cracks and crevices other than what's supposed to be there, such as utility penetrations.

Builders: Listen to Your Buyers

Many knowledgeable homebuyers would like to build an ICF home, but their favorite builder may not be familiar with the technology. Builders need listen to their educated buyers and get up to speed on ICF construction to provide a better product to their customers who want a better built home.

Lower Your Cost of Living with an ICF Home

Studies show that construction costs are relatively small compared to the operating cost of a home over a 30-year mortgage. Insulated concrete form (ICF) homes reduce those costs through energy efficiency and low maintenance living.

High Performance Homes Don't Have to Cost More

Smart builders can make trade offs to offer resilient, energy efficient ICF homes that don't have to cost more than a comparable stick built home.

Wellness and Asthma Prevention in the Home

In a staggering statistic, nearly 26 million Americans suffer from asthma, including more than 7 million children.

Florida Builder Uses New Concrete Stud Wall System

A panelized exterior wall system contributes to a high performing thermal envelope and can help meet net-zero energy goals.

Young Builders Deliver Personalized Attention

Millennial buyers crave authenticity and quality, and a new generation of homebuilders is adopting the personalized approach that younger buyers crave.

EEBA takes summit to new level

Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building

High Performance Home Cost Shifting

Creating a high-performance building envelope with insulated concrete forms allows other costs to be shifted elsewhere.

Proud Green Home of Louisville Dazzles Local Media

In two months of spring and summer the home produced as much energy as it used.

ICFs Chosen for Luxury Beach House

The architects were given a brief to create a large residence with discrete bedroom and living circulation.

Home Energy Use Will Be Part of the Mortgage Process

Industry experts tell me it won't be long until energy use for a home will be part of the mortgage approval process.

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Fox Blocks Insulating Concrete Form Wall Systems provide an extremely energy efficient building envelope offering superior strength, sound, air quality, and well insulated walls.


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