ARXX insulating concrete forms are an innovative forming system for concrete walls and foundations. They are the building blocks of a wall system that combine multiple steps of conventional masonry or timber frame construction, saving time and money in the construction process and yielding a building envelope that provides high energy efficiency and ongoing savings through reduced operating costs.
The wall or foundation is built by stacking the forms, which interlock together, to the desired wall height. Rebar is inserted and concrete is then placed in the core. The ARXX ICF wall assembly provides the insulation, the concrete forming system, the air, vapor and sound barriers and have attachment strips for interior and exterior finishes, eliminating the need, cost and time to add additional framing, air, vapor or sound barriers.
The tight building envelope provided by ARXX ICFs, reduces the amount of times air is exchanged. This helps maintain a constant indoor air temperature that requires less heating and cooling, and often a smaller HVAC unit for the building. The result is an energy efficient building that produces significant savings on monthly operating costs.
The benefits of using ARXX insulating concrete forms for construction of a wall assembly go beyond saving money and reducing the energy consumed to operate a building. In addition, ARXX ICF structures can withstand tornado and hurricane force winds. These attributes provide added levels of safety and security to protect against personal and property damage in areas subject to extreme weather. ARXX ICFs also have the added benefit of prohibiting the growth of mold or mildew, a significant concern and costly issue in many homes and buildings.
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