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Amvic ICF walls



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Amvic Insulated Concrete Forms using Design Basics home plans.

Amvic Insulated Concrete Forms are ideal for a home's outside walls because of their energy efficiency and structural strength. These lightweight, hollow foam blocks are stacked like Legos® and are then filled with concrete.


Amvic 45 degree ICF corner block.
Amvic 45° Corner Block
Amvic 90 degree corner block.
Amvic 90° Corner Block
Amvic straight form.
Amvic Straight Form

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.


Quiet Home

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 damage.


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.


Home Plan #43001AMV adapted for Amvic Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs)


Home Plan #43011AMV adapted for Amvic Insulated Concrete Forms


Home Plan #43028-AMV adapted for Amvic Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs)

Design Basics home plans adapted for the Amvic Walls Systems Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) system.




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Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014 8:42 AM


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