ICF Foundations

ICF foundations, or insulating concrete form, are made of interlocking foam bricks which are reinforced with rebar, and then filled in with concrete. ICF foundations are very energy efficient, in part because they interlock – this allows almost no heat to transfer out of the home’s foundation. This results in an increased effective Rvalue, which means a more comfortable home for your family to enjoy. It also makes an excellent material for building walls, since ICF is up to 10 times stronger than traditional post-and-beam material, which is ideal for geographical areas that are prone to seismic activity, including Vancouver