Are you interested in a building-code approved, super-insulated, cost-effective and strong basis for your construction? Read on for a long list of advantages of using Insulated Concrete Forms in your next commercial project.
ICF walls do not require the use of cranes. Neither do they require any welding, caulking or grouting. Waterproofing is not necessary, and any exterior finish may be applied. These factors figure in to powerful project savings.
In case of severe weather, or a fire event, the risk of roof damage can normally cause catastrophic building collapse. ICF walls are not reliant on the roof structure and will most likely remain standing.
Safety factors are also positively impacted by using Insulated Concrete Forms. The ICF forms are relatively light, reducing the risk of workers being injured. Subcontractors are reduced, creating further cost savings.
A study conducted by Texas Tech University verifies that walls built with ICFs withstand the damage which is created by hurricane-force winds. This feature is comparable to having a safe room.
In fire wall tests, ICFs withstood intense flame without failure by a significant factor over frame walls.
ICFs are fully code accepted, time tested and proven.
Any architectural design is possible, making ICFs an architect's dream!
Thousands of ICF buildings have been built with zero moisture problems - the fact is that ICFs are one of the best construction choices for areas that are subject to moisture concerns.
The endurance of these building materials is proven by tests conducted by the United States Military and reported in ICF Builder Magazine. At a close blast distance of only 6 feet away, using 50 pounds of military-grade TNT, producing a blast and ball of fire approximately 200 feet wide and 100 feet tall, the ICF walls survived the explosion with only small cracks. There was no structural
damage to the concrete.