ECO-Block Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) represent the superior way to build. This is the better way to build, period. Energy savings generated by an ECO-Block building are up to 50% and HVAC tonnage requirements reduced by as much as 30%, and continue for the life of the building. You save on utility and maintenance costs. ECO-Block buildings stand strong against the wind. They can have up to a four-hour fire resistive rating. Many insurance companies give discounts to ICF building owners for disaster and fire insurance. As an Award Winning Asheville NC Custom Home Builder we like insulated concrete forms because the walls have superior strength and energy efficiency versus 2 x 4 walls with insulation.
This state-of-the-art method of construction is also the simplest. ECO-Block insulating concrete forms are EPS (expanded polystyrene) panels that easily snap together to create walls of virtually any thickness, from 4inch on up in 2inch increments. The space between the panels is filled with concrete that cures and hardens into a monolithic, reinforced core of incredible strength. Insulated concrete walls are the way to go if you want a super insulated energy efficient green certified home. Advantage Development Co. is an Asheville NC Builder that uses many innovative technologies to build their energy efficient custom homes. Visit us today at http://www.advdevco.com/ to learn more about why we build better custom homes.