Do you need the best construction materials for your upcoming building project?
Are you looking for materials that provide heat, fire, flood, cyclone and soundproofing, mould resistance, and the best internal air quality?
Constructing a building to meet these requirements doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated.
This article provides answers to nine commonly asked questions about Eco Block ICF.
We cover everything you need to know, including information about the lifespan, exterior finishes, wiring, termite resistance, maintenance, installation process, and soundproofing capabilities.
1. What is the lifespan of an ICF house?
ICF houses are known for their durability and can last for several decades. With proper maintenance, they can easily exceed a lifespan of 100 years.
2. Is building with Ecoblock efficient?
With Eco Block ICF as your building system, all these requirements and more can be met. In addition to its already proven and impressive performance, a trained crew can construct the structure 30% faster with Eco Block ICF.
This saves you money and ensures that your clients will live in a comfortable home environment with peace of mind, knowing they are well-protected.
3. Do ICF walls need waterproofing or require additional exterior finishes?
Yes, standard waterproof measures are required for basements and around windows and doors. Please consult with your builder or waterproofing contractor.
4. Can electrical wiring and plumbing be easily installed in ICF walls?
Absolutely! ICF formwork Eco Block has grooves and channels to accommodate plumbing and electrical installations. These spaces can be easily created during the construction process, making it convenient to integrate these systems.
5. Can termites damage or infest an ICF wall?
Eco Block ICF recommends that termite controls are required where and when required. Please consult with your builder or termite control contractor.
6. How do I maintain an ICF wall?
Maintaining an ICF wall is relatively straightforward:
- Keep the exterior surfaces clean and free from dirt or debris
- Inspect regularly for any cracks or damage
- Ensure proper drainage to prevent water infiltration
7. Do I need special training to install an ICF wall?
While formal training is not mandatory, it is advisable to familiarise yourself with installation guidelines provided by Eco Block or consult professionals experienced in working with ICF systems for the best results.
Contact us today to see how we can assist you in becoming qualified Eco Block ICF Installers with our on-site integrated training programme.
8. Will living near a busy road affect the sound insulation of my ICF home?
ICF walls provide excellent sound insulation compared to traditional construction methods. While living near a busy road may still result in some ambient noise, the ICF will significantly reduce sound transmission and create a quieter interior environment.
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Eco Block ICF formwork offers many benefits for those in the construction industry or homeowners looking to build.
Whether you’re looking to construct a new home or renovate an existing space, consider Eco Block ICF formwork as your construction material of choice. If you have any further questions regarding Eco Block, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
Eco Block Pty Ltd is the number one provider of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) in Australia Working closer with homeowners, builders and architects we aspire to deliver the best living environment for you and your family, or employees.
Whether you are building a home, designing architecture or constructing a commercial building, our knowledgeable Eco Block team will be there to help and guide you throughout the process. Plus, we have product specs and design and building manuals available because we want to ensure you use the ICF building blocks correctly and get the best out of them.