ICF or Insulated Concrete Form Construction
We specialize in building with insulated concrete forms
If you’re searching for ICF then you probably already know what it is and you’re looking for a reliable contractor who can help you with ICF construction. If so, you’ve come to the right place., just give us a call and we’d be happy to talk about your project. If you’re new to ICF construction then stick around we’ll tell you why it’s one of the best ways to build your home or structure.
Insulated concrete forms (ICF) are made from hollow foam blocks made out of expanded polystyrene. These blocks are designed to interlock and stack almost like lego, which forms the shape of your exterior walls. The hollow core is reinforced with steel rebar and then concrete is poured or pumped into the core. This results in an exceptionally strong structure.
Benefits To ICF Construction
- It’s super strong (concrete and rebar).
- Improved safety and security.
- It’s very energy efficient.
- It’s exceptional for sound-proofing.
- Up to 8x stronger than wood framing.
No 7 Developments is a licensed and insured construction contractor based out Mount Vernon, WA and serving Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish Counties. We specialize home and building construction using insulated concrete forms. ICF can be used in residential or commercial construction for projects of all shapes and sizes. There are many benefits to ICF construction so if you’re thinking about utilizing it for your next construction project we’d be happy to discuss your project with you.
What You Need To Know About ICF Construction
There are many benefits to building your home or building using insulated concrete forms but there are several things you should know before making that decision.
#1. How Will You Benefit As a Homeowner? There are many benefits to a homeowner who chooses to build using ICF’s over a traditional stick built home. Your home will be more comfortable thanks to the superior insulating properties of the concrete and foam. This is going to save you money on your heating and cooling costs. Your home will be extremely sound proof (up to 1/6 less sound than traditional wood) which can make all the difference if you’re building your home along a busy road or a highway.
#2. What About Remodeling In The Future? There is a misconception that if you build your home using ICFs it’s going to be hard to remodel or renovate in the future and this just isn’t true. Many contractors have the tools needed to cut openings into and work on ICFs so if you decide to remodel your home in the next 10-20 years you won’t have trouble finding someone qualified who can do the work for you. Adding a new window, adding on another room, opening up a wall, are all possibilities if you plan on future remodeling.
#3. No More Mold Or Mildew Problems: Because of the tighter building envelope and the fact that the polystyrene layers are impervious to water you won’t have to deal with mold and mildew problems as is fairly common with older stick built homes in the Pacific Northwest.
N0 7 Development Specializes In ICF Construction
We are a local contractor that specializes in insulated concrete form construction. We are knowledgeable on how the ICF system works and we are capable of building quality, long-lasting structures using ICFs.
When you choose to work with No 7 Developments you’ll find out that we are professional in everything we do. We are clear communicators, which always leads to better outcomes. You’ll have one point of contact throughout the duration of your project. We are careful and safe while working on your property and we make every effort to minimize any hassles and stress while we work on your property.
We listen to your needs, we pay attention to the finer details and we don’t cut-corners. Our goal is to build quality structures at a competitive price and we ensure you are completely satisfied with your finished project.
It’s through our unwavering commitment to each and every customer that our business continues to grow through the word-of-mouth referrals and recommendations our happy customers continue to give. We’d love the opportunity to take a look at your potential home remodeling project so you can see first hand how amazing we are to work with and how knowledgeable we are in the ICF construction process. You want to make significant changes to your home and we’re the company that can do them for you. Are you ready to get started?
If you’d like to schedule your ICF construction consultation please give us a call (206) 973-6386 or fill out our contact form and we’ll get right back to you.