Connecting with ICF Construction Professionals


4/25/2018


Your first step towards an energy efficient and comfortable home or commercial building that uses insulated concrete wall forms may be working with an architect and/or engineer to incorporate this technology into your design. Anyone who has experience with ICF will confirm its advantages, which include lower labor costs and faster builds coupled with a multitude of benefits after you move in: better thermal performance, wind/fire/earthquake and moisture protection, no drafts or cold spots, quieter interiors, and more. Ask one of our ProLink architects about the ways an ICF build delivers benefits long after the build.  Whether you are an installer, designer or homeowner, our ICF dealers are a great resource when you're planning your project, and beyond. They are available to provide technical support before, during and after installation as well as advice related to working with ICF block construction methods. They have the expertise and tools to provide everything you need from beginning to end, including quantity take-offs, and connections to other professionals whose experience will be essential to your construction project.  



If you are an experienced user of ICF construction technology, whether as an architect or designer, an engineer or installer, we encourage you to register with us. We can help you expand your ICF business with qualified local leads. We welcome the opportunity to match your unique skills with customers in your local area. We just need to know a little about your business and your experience with the technology. Feel free to provide us with images of your finished work. Register here.  It's easy to see that homes built using ICF forms offer a number of benefits around energy efficiency, but there are some added benefits that you may not have considered. Homes constructed using insulated concrete for walls enjoy very quiet interior spaces, as outside noises are seriously dampened by the walls. Cold spots and drafts are non-existent. Humidity is easily maintained at just the right comfortable level. And there is no susceptibility of the structure to mold or unhealthy off-gassing. Talk to one of our pros today about enjoying these features in your new home.   


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Locating a professional in your local area who is experienced in insulated concrete form (ICF) construction and design is as simple as selecting your location on a map. Just start here by highlighting the box that represents the service you need, whether it's installation, design, engineering, or a connection to the dealer serving your area. Now click on your location in the map, and you'll instantly be presented with two resources for choosing an ICF professional: click the red bar above the map to find pros who service your entire state, or click a pin on the map to learn more about those pros who are located nearest you.


Are you looking for a builder who is experienced in working with insulated concrete forms? We have all the information you need right here. This resource is much more than a list of company names in your area - we have also gathered valuable information about each installer's experience with ICF: the number of years experience they bring to a project, their particular areas of expertise (whether it's residential or commercial, basements or whole buildings), their service area, other specializations, and even photos of their completed projects. Once you see a builder who meets your needs, you can contact them directly from this page. Browse through all of the submitted bios for installers who serve your area (including those who will travel to your project), or click the map pins to see the ones located nearest you.  A typical ICF form is made of two 16" x 48" x 2.75" polystyrene foam panels held together with a series of six polypropylene ties. The ties create a web which is the mechanism that allows for the placement of reinforcing steel, while the foam panels create the unit that provides the insulation and forms the concrete. These panels are designed to interlock, keeping the next course of forms in alignment. When assembled into a complete wall structure, the insulated concrete forms deliver six construction steps in one: furring strips, vapor barrier, air barrier, insulation, steel reinforcement and concrete, with an R-value of 25 or higher.  


Whether you've made the decision to build with ICFs or are just in the early stages of investigating the many benefits of insulated concrete walls, this site is the best way to make an instant connection to the professionals who have the expertise you seek.





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