Virtually any exterior finish or siding materials can
be used over the ICFs. With 21/2" thick expanded
polystyrene (EPS) foam insulation on both sides of the
wall, Amvic ICF homes typically achieve a 30-50% reduction
in heating and air conditioning costs.
These well-insulated, virtually airtight walls also
create a very quiet home. Having a home free from outside
noise not only helps provide a good night's sleep, the
quiet promotes concentration, reduces irritability and
enhances overall well-being. Amvic ICFs also minimize
any threat of mold, save an average of ten trees per
house and help protect homes from insects, wind and fire
Adapted Home Plans
Design Basics worked with Amvic
to adapt 40+ home
plans for use with Amvic Insulated Concrete Forms.
Amvic Building System
ICF's offer many advantages to traditional
block or poured foundations
and wall framing. To learn more about
this building system, click here or on the "alternative
construction" link at the top
of the page.