Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs)

This past fall, Knickerbocker Group architect Rick Nelson had Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) installed at his Sonne Ledge site. Please check out a series of exciting construction photos under the Sonne Ledge link.

What are ICFs?

Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) are a system of concrete forms made from insulating foam and connecting ties that stay in place after the reinforcing bars are set and the concrete is poured.
ICFs are primarily considered a green product for their energy efficiency, durability, sustainability and air quality aspects. They may also contain some recycled materials.

Click on the link below for a more technical discussion of ICFs including the benefits, drawbacks and a comparison to traditional concrete foundations:

Additional Information on ICFs

Feel free to contact us for more information at 207-633-3818 or info@knickerbockergroup.com.

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