An ICF wall is also a superior structural combination of concrete and steel. The concrete thickness is typically 6”, but can be 8” or more if necessary. When compared to stick framed buildings, an ICF wall offers greater protection from high winds in tornados and from the debris hurled during these storms. Flying debris that rips through frame walls can become a deadly projectile. An ICF wall can stop a 2x4 flying at 150 mph.

     ICF homes are able to withstand the worst of storms.  Hurricanes and tornadoes that completely level standard homes blow by with very little damage to the ICF home.

    Other benefits of ICF walls:

        Rafter ties embedded in concrete 

        Fire-rated assembly

        Strength is permanent

        Will not rot or decay

        Termites can’t eat concrete