ICF Building Products
ICF building products offer a range of benefits, from improved energy efficiency to increased structural integrity. Explore the advantages of using ICF products for your next construction project and see how they can help you build smarter and stronger.
Why Use Prairie ICF?
Building with ICF provides an excellent level of energy efficiency as compared to traditional wooden framed walls. This can translate into up to 60% savings on energy bills every month, helping you offset long-term costs associated with the structure.
ICF walls are rated for excellent sound insulation with a Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of 50+. They can effectively muffle loud traffic noise and other disruptive external noises.
Strength & Durability
ICF walls are constructed with steel-reinforced concrete and have impressive levels of strength and durability. They can easily handle hurricane-force winds and can have fire resistance up to four hours.
ICF building products are designed to create a healthier living and working environment. They are air-tight and have insulation materials that do not contain any toxins or mold, which can be hazardous to people’s health.
ICF walls have an exceptional fire resistance rating of four hours, much more than what traditional wood-framed structures can offer (20 minutes). This kind of protection can even lead to discounted insurance premiums from certain providers.
Fast & Easy Construction
ICF forms greatly reduce the construction time, allowing one day concrete pouring and assembly of all components in a much shorter period than normal building methods. This allows for fast and easy construction.
The initial investment in ICF construction might be high, but it is cost-effective over the long run. In addition to energy savings, the forms and concrete used can help reduce costs.