• Heating and cooling energy costs are less.
  • Building the wall also completes insulating and furring steps.
  • Walls can be constructed in significantly less time and for less money when compared with other systems.
  • ICF walls are sound deadening, making them ideal for movie theater construction, for example.
  • Walls are structurally reinforced concrete, providing ultimate protection from hurricane, tornadoes, and seismic events.
  • Every manufacturer provides easy ways to change wall thickness to meet any specified condition.
  • Life cycle costs are low compared with other materials.
  • Mechanical systems can be down-sized, saving additional money.
  • Multistory construction is possible—up to 11 stories when post-tensioned reinforcement is designed into the system.
  • Construction under severe weather conditions is easier with ICF walls when compared with other systems.
  • ICF walls have good fire ratings.
  • A less-skilled labor force can be used.
  • Many finished surface applications can be installed directly on the expanded polystyrene surfaces of the ICFs, reducing those costs.