Wisconsin ICF Builders and dealers
What Are Insulated Concrete Forms?
Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) are blocks or panels of concrete,
usually reinforced with rebar. They can consist of cement, polystyrene
foam, polyurethane or sometimes cement bonded wood fiber. One
reason ICFs are considered "Green" is that they often use a mixture of
recycled wood and cement.
They are also very strong and can resist strong winds. ICFs are very
popular in areas that are susceptible to hurricanes, and builders and
residents in the midwest have taken note of the ability of structures built
with Insulated Concrete Forms to withstand Tornado strength winds. In
fact, ICFs have become popular to use in construction of "tornado safe
structures" for people who live in these areas.