The Benefits of Insulated Concrete Forms - The New Standard in Coastal Construction
Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) technology is the perfect choice for homeowners searching for the durability to withstand coastal conditions and the ultimate in energy efficiency and air quality. Turnstone’s commitment to ICF technology is unsurpassed in this area. In fact, we are the only certified Quad-Lock installer in Delaware.
Our demonstration project at 34 Collins Avenue in North Indian Beach represents the new standard for coastal construction. This project was built using the Quad-Lock© system, but there are several other ICF products available. One of our major objectives was to demonstrate that concrete homes can be beautiful. You can be the judge of our success…
Read the complete story of the construction of this amazing home as featured in the July 2011 edition of Concrete Homes Magazine.
When we were building the Collins Avenue home, one of our neighbors was paying particular attention. His name is William Coulbourne, P.E. and he is a nationally recognized expert in the field of wind and flood hazard mitigation in the construction industry. Although he did not design the house and thus cannot make specific representations, he was kind enough to share this letter which is based on his ongoing, firsthand observation of the construction process.
The benefits of ICF construction are numerous:
Quad-Lock Building Systems, Ltd. is dedicated to improving our environment & well-being by offering sustainable building solutions. Quad-Lock provides Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) systems for walls, floors and roofs that create very energy-efficient, comfortable, and safe buildings; and an insulation solution for the renovation & energy retrofit markets.