What Are Insulated Concrete Forms?
Quite simply, insulated concrete forms (ICFs) are hollow foam blocks that are filled with concrete.
ICFs are a high-quality concrete construction method used to build the foundation walls and the above-grade walls for homes, mid-rise residential buildings, schools, offices, and commercial buildings.
Homes and buildings built with ICFs are known to be:
- Exceptionally energy efficient
- Very strong and able to withstand severe climatic events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and earthquakes.
- Very healthy and comfortable for the occupants
- Long-lasting and with less wear and tear and repairs
How To Get Started With ICFs
The upfront investment required to begin working with ICFs is low. Only basic handset tools are needed. The most significant investment to consider is ICF bracing. This is a must-have on a jobsite, but even then, most installers initially rent ICF bracing from their local ICF dealer.
Once you begin to build consistently with ICFs, you’ll likely decide to buy your own bracing. A set of 48 braces will likely cost about $10,000 to $12,000 depending on the brand.
Here’s how you can shorten your ICF learning curve:
- Attend a local Logix Installer Training Course
- Use our many Logix solutions and aids to help you estimate and engineer your Logix ICF projects and
- For your first Logix project, arrange for some on-site technical support from your local Logix ICF dealer or Territory Manager. Ongoing support is also available for subsequent projects.