HighR ICF Specialist | Foundation Contractor Grey County, ICF Homes

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Advantages for Owners:

    Quiet, Healthy, Safe & Comfortable

  • More consistent indoor temperatures
  • Perfect for in-floor radiant heating
  • High STC ratings; deadens sound transmission
  • Minimized air infiltration - fewer allergens, improved indoor air quality
  • Inert materials: doesn’t support the growth of mold or mildew
  • Rated Fire Resistance (using ACI 216.1)
  • Not a food source for insects
  • Superior protection against disasters

    Durable & Sustainable

  • High R-Values (R-16 to R-33); Low U-Values (0.35 to 0.17)
  • Reduced HVAC requirements, heating and cooling costs
  • Thermal mass properties; ideal for passive solar designs
  • Lower life-cycle costs
  • Long-term building durability; life-cycle measured in centuries
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Advantages for Contractors & Architects:

    Fast & Flexible

  • Lightweight, easy to handle - no forms to be stripped
  • Delivered to site ready to install - pre-cut at factory to exact specifications
  • Self-reinforced forms - temporary shoring only every 6'
  • Available in thicknesses of 7" to 12½", up to 34' [10.3m] free spans (and more with additional EPS caps or post-tensioning)
  • Slab thickness from 1¾" to 6" [45mm to 152mm]
  • Easily integrates with Quad-Lock ICF system
  • Lightweight

  • Lighter structure; eliminates 50% of conventional shoring
  • Reduces floor mass dead load by up to 50%
  • Reduces structural requirements for foundations and walls
  • Reduced Costs

  • No site waste
  • Uses less concrete & steel compared to traditional concrete slab
  • Lower workers-comp due to lightweight forms

Quad-Deck vs. Traditional Slab Single Span = 25' [7.6m], Floor Area = 1500 sqft [140m2]