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9 Questions to Ask Before Choosing ICF Block Construction
August 9, 2016
If you’re interested in learning more about ICF block construction with Alternative Energy Construction, read this quick Q&A for answers to your questions.
Everything you need to know about ICF Block Construction.
1. What is ICF Block Construction?
ICF stands for Insulated Concrete Forms. These concrete forms are used to design the walls of a home or building as a framework for insulation.
2. What materials are used for ICF?
In the past ICF block construction was primarily accomplished using hollow blocks of Styrofoam, which were then filled with concrete. At Alternative Energy Construction, we use paneled insulated forming systems to create a permanent reinforced fixture for walls.
3. How long does ICF Block Construction stay in place?
This is a permanent part of your building’s structure. It acts as a substrate in the structure’s foundation.
4. What are the benefits of the TransForm ICF Block Construction used by AEC?
Our TransForm Insulated Concrete Wall Forms are impact resistant and eco-friendly. During safety tests, the product has shown to withstand flood, fire and winds of 200mph or higher. This form of ICF Block Construction also comes with a 500-year warranty, our guarantee on the longevity of your building.
5. What is the difference between TransForm and ThermoForm?
As mentioned above, our TransForm technology is a green building tool which also offers high levels of longevity to commercial building owners. ThermoForm is used more frequently in residential projects. It is a new type of insulated concrete wall, which offers design flexibility of any shape and height.
6. Is ICF cost-efficient?
The insulated concrete wall form structures used by Alternative Energy Construction help to create the foundation of the project, and can be erected before building commences. This not only saves money, but also time for those involved.
7. How does ThermoForm stand up to pests?
Rats, termites and other pests are common in houses and other buildings, but our ThermoForm ICF Block Construction is resistant to pests and has no materials in it which can rot over time, giving it the lifespan of hundreds of years.
8. How does the weather affect TransForm ICF?
Our TransForm ICF block construction is hurricane, tornado and earthquake resistant, putting your building in safe hands if bad weather approaches.
9. How does one go about procuring ICF Block Construction?
To find the most suitable ICF material and building style for your structure, speak to an expert at Alternative Energy Construction. Certain styles of ICF may be better suited to different jobs, and we will be able to walk you through everything, from how long the process takes, to the cost of the job.
To learn more about ICF Block Construction, as well as our ThermoForm and TransForm materials, please contact Alternative Energy Construction. Our friendly staff is happy to answer any questions you might have.