Distributor of Insulated Concrete Forms
1021 O Street
Bedford, IN 47421
Rock Solid Concrete Homes
The objective of this site is to share information
related to building safe, efficient, and
comfortable ICF homes at a reasonable price.
Photos taken July 2006. The house was not occupied until
December 2007. It was conditioned while unoccupied to
maintain temperature and humidity levels to protect the interior.
Foundation pictures show landscape against
artificial stone. Norman Rockwell series
Certainteed vinyl siding is attached directly to
the block. Common 2" siding nails are most
commonly used to attach siding to ICF.
Large exposed walkout basement walls are not a problem with
ICF. With roughly R-50 equivalent to stick frame, heat loss is
minimal. A 10 inch concrete wall has an R factor of less than 1,
about the same as a single pane window. This is why
basement walls should be insulated, even small exposed areas
are a huge energy drain. With ICF, the insulation is present on
both sides of the concrete, protecting the concrete and forming
a huge thermal mass that buffers energy movement.