Exceptional Energy Efficiency:
ICF construction exceeds 2015 International Energy Codes requirements and provides high performance R-Values with no air infiltration resulting in steady, comfortable indoor air temperatures with minimal costs to heat and cool. When compared to wood-framed construction, ICF walls typically require approximately 44% less energy to heat and 32% less energy to cool.
Greater Sound Control:
ICF construction’s superior sound attenuation properties enable the creation of quiet and comfortable indoor environments that cut off external noise in high traffic and high wind areas or other noisy neighborhoods dealing with trains, airports, and etc. With an STC rating of 50 or more, ICF construction represents one of the quietest methods of construction available on the market today.
Improved Indoor Air Quality:
Building envelopes constructed out of ICF are proven to significantly reduce air infiltration eliminating the effects of outdoor allergies that may result from dust, pollen, and other pollutants.
Due to the concrete mass wall properties involved with ICF Construction, ICF walls provide fire-rated assemblies ranging from 2-hours to 4-hours fire-rated walls per ASTM E119 depending on the thickness of the concrete used.
Inherent ICF properties entail fortified construction capable of withstanding wind loads up to 250 mph allowing for resistance to extreme winds, tornadoes, and hurricanes.
Building out of ICF results in a simplified construction approach that result in a one system, one trade installation for the structure, envelope, and insulation which will expedite the project’s completion and fulfill rush jobs.