Whether youíre building a home or a multi-level commercial structure, you canít beat the rewards of building with BuildBlockTM Insulating Concrete Forms. BuildBlockTM insulating concrete forms provide a lightweight, high-strength alternative to using steel or wood frame.


 

What are insulating concrete forms?

Insulating concrete forms (ICFs) are hollow foam blocks which are stacked into the shape of the exterior walls of a building, reinforced with steel rebar, and then filled with concrete. ICFs combine one of the finest insulating materials, Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), with one of the strongest structural building materials, steel reinforced concrete. The result is a wall system of unmatched comfort, energy efficiency, strength and noise reduction.

What's the difference between insulating concrete forms and insulated concrete forms?

They typically refer to the same thing and you'll see both phrases throughout our website. However, the term insulating concrete form is more precise because it indicates that the insulating characteristic of the form is continuous and ongoing.


 
Right:  A basement under construction in Foley, Minnesota, using BuildBlockTM insulating concrete forms. Click photo for larger image. (See our Projects section for more photos.)