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Features and Benefits of Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Construction
Certified in NUDURA Building Technology

Energy Related

  • High performance R-values
  • No air infiltration
  • Permanent performance; no downgrading over time
  • Shifts thermal loading from peak period
  • Lower cost to heat and cool

Comfort Related

  • High sound attenuating
  • Enhances steady temperatures
  • Peace of mind during inclement weather events
  • Low maintenance structure * May attribute to lower insurance costs

Health Related

  • No air infiltration means less dust and allergens
  • No cavity walls for mold, mildew, bugs or rodents
  • Non-toxic materials * No off gassing of materials

Structural related

  • High wind resistance
  • Fire-rated assembly
  • Strength is permanent
  • Will not rot or decay
  • Resistant to termites (the concrete)
  • Impact resistant * No maintenance requirements

Constructability Related

  • Design versatility
  • Energy efficient
  • Structurally Capable
  • Sound deadening
  • Quick (depending on installer)
  • Conducive to Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS)
  • Permanence
  • Fully code accepted cast-in-place concrete walls
  • Time tested and proven



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