1) You love your family and want to provide for them the safest structure.
Your exterior walls are made with reinforced concrete. This is the material that bridges and bomb shelters are made of because concrete buildings are almost indestructible.
2) You want a peaceful environment and not hearing your neighbors makes you happy.
ICF walls start at an STC of 51. You will hardly be able to hear a screaming fool outside and getting a good night’s sleep without being woken up is one of the top benefits.
3) You want to save the planet.
The United States uses 40% of energy heating and cooling buildings. You significantly reduce your energy costs by 30%-60% while reducing the amount of trees cut down.
4) You value your money.
Your house uses half the energy then that one built with sticks next door. Your structure has very low maintenance cost because termites are not eating it and it will not rot. Your structure will last a life time!
5) You love new innovation and hate old fashion construction methods and materials.
You understand basic building science and want a building that gives back something for your investment. High R Value and high thermal mass mean your walls are saving you money. They literally soak up heat in the day and release it in the evening. Plus, it is fun to tell people you have a net zero house.