Home Designs adapted for the ECO-Block
Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) system.
ECO-Block Insulating Concrete Forms represent the
superior way to build. ECO-Block is simpler and easier to install
than wood-frame methods — and even other ICF systems. It’s
faster, taking less time with fewer people. And it’s better,
because ECO-Block buildings are vastly more energy-efficient. Stronger.
Quieter. Resistant to fire, moisture, mold and the elements. With
a positive ecological impact.
This state-of-the-art method of construction is also the simplest.
ECO-Block insulating concrete forms are EPS (expanded polystyrene)
easily snap together to create walls of virtually any thickness,
from 4” on up in 2 ” increments. The space between
the panels is filled with concrete that cures and hardens into
a monolithic, reinforced
core of incredible strength.
Job Done Faster
The ECO-Block system gets the job done faster. With our multiple manufacturing
locations throughout North America, you save on transportation costs
and delivery time. Because our flat panels can be packed tightly, ECO-Block
is easier to ship and handle than other fixed-block ICFs.
Better Way to Build
This is the better way to build, period. Energy savings generated
by an ECO-Block building are enormous — and continue for
the life of the building. You save on utility and maintenance
buildings stand strong against the wind and weather and will not
warp over time. They can have up to a four-hour Fire Resistive
many companies give discounts to ICF building owners for disaster
and fire insurance.
Design Basics worked with ECO-Block to adapt 24
of our home plans for use
with ECO-Block Insulated Concrete Forms. ECO-Block 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.