Benefits to an ICF Foundation
Lower Energy Bills- homes with ICF walls require 44% less energy to heat and 32% less to cool, then a wood-framed house.
Greater Comfort and Quiet- you will notice less cold drafts and noise. The great mass of concrete in the walls can reduce sound penetration by more than 80%
Pest Proof-the materials used in ICF are unappealing to termites, carpenter ants and rodents.
Healthier Indoor Environment- ICF contains no organic material, so mold, mildew and other microorganisms won't support growth on it.
Fire Resistant- The plastic foam used in ICF won't add fuel to a fire, they are treated with a flame retardant to prevent them from burning.
Less Repair and Maintenance- ICF walls are made with a non-biodegradable material. They will not rot or deteriorate like untreated lumber.