Build Better ICF Basements & ICF Foundations
Most XtraComfort Logix ICF basements & foundations are built to your desired ceiling height (9' ceilings are very popular) with our 6.25" or 8" concrete core thickness. Larger basements, taller walls or more extreme site conditions may require wider concrete cores.
Need To Know Facts
When you build with Logix Pro, your drywall-finished XtraComfort Logix ICF basement will have an effective thermal performance of R24. Higher levels of thermal performance can be achieved by upgrading to Logix Platinum Series (R27) or using the Logix D-Rv Panel (up to R36).
Logix offers engineering tables and the online One Minute Engineer. Both resources comply with prevailing and accepted concrete design standards and conventions. Logix perscriptive engineering covers a wide range of typical residential applications and thus for many XtraComfort Logix ICF basements site specific engineering is not required to obtain a building permit.
As well, many municipalities will allow a Logix ICF basement to be built from conventional plans, though a simple addendum on the existing building plans may be required.
The Economics of XtraComfort Logix ICF Basements
A typical XtraComfort Logix ICF basement will generally cost about the same or possibly somewhat less than a comparable conventionally poured basement finished with 2x6 framing and full R-20 batt insulation.
To receive your occupancy permit you will have to finish your Logix ICF basement basement with drywall (which means you will also have had to install your electrical as well). These finishing steps are needed to finish a conventional basement as well, but are not required to obtain an occupancy permit.
For this comparable cost, unlike regular basements, an XtraComfort Logix ICF basement will feel as comfortable as another main level of the home. Plus, a Logix steel reinforced 6.25" concrete wall is stronger and more crack-resistant than a typical 8" concrete wall built without steel reinforcement.
|Logix XtraComfort Basement||Conventional Basement|
|Damp or Waterproofed?||WATERPROOFED||DAMP PROOFED|
|Concrete Core Thickness||6.25"||8"|
|Steel Reinforced (1)||YES||NO|
|9' Ceiling Heights||Easily Achieved||Requires Special Forms|
Logix was used to build this XtraComfort Basement for this beautiful lakeside home in Haliburton, Ontario.
Logix was used to built the basement of this home which was one of the first log homes to be certified LEED Platinum in the USA.
What people say about building with Logix.
An ICF basement is a core component of a better-built home and it complements the new building codes and requirements for energy efficiency.Bob Deeks
RDC Fine Homes