At Eco Building Systems, we're passionate about helping homeowners make their dream homes a reality. Choosing the right construction method is a major decision, and two of the most popular options are traditional stick framing and Insulating Composite Concrete Forms (ICCF). If you're wondering why ICCF might be the perfect block for your new home, this article will explore the benefits of this innovative and sustainable construction method. Read on to learn more, and contact us today to learn about how we can help you.
The Perfect Block ICCF Vs. Traditional Stick Framing
ICCF construction is known for its superior insulation properties, which can lead to lower monthly energy bills. The cementitious foam forms stack together creating a screen-grid of column and beam cores that when filled with concrete, create an airtight seal with no thermal bridges, preventing drafts and air leaks. Traditional stick framing allows for more air leakage, which can make it harder to regulate indoor temperatures.
ICCF walls are considerably stronger in shear and compressive strengh than traditional stick framing, which makes them more resilient against natural disasters. The concrete core and cementitious foam insulation provide protection against high winds and water damage, reducing the likelihood of costly structural repairs.
ICCF walls do not burn. “The Perfect Block™” has an ASTM E119 4-hour fire rating from Intertek Testing.
ICCF construction is a great choice for creating a more peaceful and private living environment. The dense composite of the interior concrete core and cementitious foam block surrounding the core inside the blocks, absorbs and reduces sound transmission, making it more effective at soundproofing than traditional stick framing.
ICCF walls have no wood, or only pressure treated wood inside. There is no food source for termites or boring insects or rodents.
ICCF construction is a great eco-friendly option for those looking to reduce their environmental impact. ICCF walls require no wood or only pressure treated wood for window and door bucks, helping to reduce deforestation, and the blocks are recyclable, reducing waste in landfills. It can improve indoor air quality by reducing air leaks and limiting the introduction of pollutants into the overall building structure.
At Eco Building Systems, we specialize in ICCF construction. We offer cost-effective and sustainable building solutions, and we prioritize using environmentally friendly materials in our construction processes. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and see how ICCF construction can work for your new home.