As you begin formulating the plans for your
new home, there seems to be no end to the
number of choices you have to make.
It’s natural to pour hours of time and
effort into choosing the wall coverings,
exterior finish and other aesthetics for
your new home. But first take some time to
decide what will be
Traditional wood-frame or CMU
construction can’t compare to the
comfort, safety, sustainability, and
energy efficiency of walls built with
BuildBlock® insulating concrete
What are ICFs?
Insulating concrete forms (ICFs) are hollow
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam blocks which
are stacked into the shape of the exterior
walls of a building, reinforced with
steel rebar, and then
filled with concrete. The
foam panels are held together by
high-density plastic webs. Interior and
exterior wall finishes are easily installed
to attachment points on the
The result is a wall system of
unmatched comfort, energy efficiency,
noise reduction and strength.
75% less outside air
infiltrates a BuildBlock ICF home.
Buildblock ICFs create a monolithic
concrete wall that is
10x stronger than a
wood-frame wall. The strength and
durability not only
increase the resale value
of your home but may
lower your insurance premiums.
In addition to the many ICF home plans
virtually any home plan
can be adapted for BuildBlock ICFs.
30 – 70% savings
in heating and/or cooling costs! ICF walls
as high as R-50 in some
areas of the country. This energy
efficiency directly contributes to
LEED Certification and
may qualify you for
BuildBlock is one of the most
technically advanced ICFs on the market
and one of the most affordable as well.
Can you really afford not to build with
Universal Foam Products
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