Insulating Concrete Forms are the future of the building industry. Popular for both residential and commercial ICF construction, ICFs create homes and businesses that are energy-efficient, fire-resistant, sound-proof, and durable. Properly constructed, they are tornado and hurricane-proof, and stand up to earthquake, fire, and other natural disasters equally well. Many homes conserve energy so well that heating and cooling costs are reduced by 50-70 percent. ICFs can also create pools, storm shelters, basements, retaining walls and even safe rooms!
ICFs are made from lightweight EPS foam, commonly called Styrofoam. The hollow blocks are stacked like Legos to form the exterior walls of a structure. When complete, the interior of the wall is filled with steel-reinforced concrete to create an incredibly strong and energy efficient home or commercial building.
Insulated concrete forms are growing an estimated 20% a year, and are considered a Green Building material that can contribute significant points to LEED accreditation. (icfmag.com, 9/27/2017)
Jeremiah Morrow of J. Morrow Construction (JMC) has been at the forefront of this innovative build method here in central Indiana, beginning with their first residential build in 2004! There are many different reasons why ICF is commonly used in our neighboring states and is on the rise here in Indiana! If you would like to get more information on the advantages of building with ICF or schedule a site visit, please contact J. Morrow Construction 317-660-5588.