Insulated Concrete Form Basements Have Lowest Life-Cycle Energy Costs

Better, Faster & Cheaper Finished Basements with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)

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Foundations First

It has been proven that approximately 25%-30% of a home's heat loss can be attributed to a poorly insulated basement or foundation.  The goal should be to start with the basics and at a minimum insulate your basement foundation correctly to create usable and comfortable space.  "Can Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) also benefit above grade construction?" Absolutely, but let's start with a solid foundation first - at lower costs than traditional finished basements! Historically, the basement has been relegated to storage, laundry room, and so...

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Basement Footings

Basement Footings

When building your footings, ensure they are built level to within a tolerance of ¼" and that th...
Basement Excavation

Basement Excavation

Basement excavation should be always supervised by an experienced contractor. This procedure is usua...

A Better Way to Build Basements

Net Zero Energy Home with ICF Basement

Rock Solid Home on a Hill


We chose Quad-Lock forms because it gave us the ability to increase the R-value over standard ICFs.  Whereas wooden forms are removed (and r...
Windermere Green Home Basement
Incorporating Quad-Lock Insulating Concrete Forms into our new housing made this job a whole lot easier. We effectively tripled our homes' R...
Jim Hanna, Xanterra Parks & Resorts®; Yellowstone National Park, WY
After exhaustive comparisons of many different floor and roof systems, I found Quad-Deck to be the safest, highest performing, and most cost...
Kyle Dubmleton, AIA, LEED Associate
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