Insulating Concrete Forms in the construction of custom homes and commercial businesses in Louisiana (New Orleans, Northshore including Slidell, Mandeville, Lacombe, Madisonville and Covington) and Mississippi
Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) offer a myriad of design options from 45 degree angles to circular walls. ICFs joist and deck systems can be used for floors and roofs in raised floor construction, multi story construction and concrete roofs. ICF deck systems can even be used in tilt-up concrete construction.
Here in Southeast Louisiana home and business owners are interested in several of the many benefits that Insulating Concrete Forms offer:
Solid and Secure: ICFs provide exceptional protection from the test of time and ravages of nature. The structural integrity of the reinforced concrete can withstand hurricane or tornado force winds and associated flying debris.
Energy Efficient: ICF homes can save you 30-70% or more on your energy costs. With choices of true R-values of 22, 30, 38, 45, 53, 61 and more, ICF walls provide superior insulation and minimal air infiltration.
Healthy: ICF walls will not promote rot, mold, or mildew. Reducedair infiltration allows better conditioning& allergen filtering of indoor air. Temperature remains very steady without cold spots or drafts.
Quiet: Enjoy peace and quiet with greatly reduced noise transfer.
Sustainable Design: There is virtually no construction waste and any scrap can be recycled. Long term building durability means an ICF homes life-cycle is measured in centuries, not decades and maintenance and operation costs are significantly lower.
Reduced Construction Time: The ease of ICF wall assembly, depending on the intricacy of the design, can reduce the time it takes to raise a house or commercial building.