How to Streamline Your Construction Schedule with ICF Foundations

Efficient ICF Foundations Help Keep Projects on Schedule

by Joe Harnois

October 18, 2023

Atlantic Builders Supply is the premier distributor for Nudura ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) systems in the Northeast. Our goal is to ensure that you have a successful project. And nothing beats ICF foundations for installation efficiency and overall energy-efficient performance. ICF foundations streamline your construction process, reduce your need for additional contractors, and keep your project on schedule.

Get that First Foundation under Your Belt and You’ll Never Turn Back

We help our customers who are new to ICF get past the initial learning curve quickly and efficiently. We find that once you’ve had your first great experience with ICF foundations, most contractors and builders wouldn’t choose to build foundations any other way.

ICF Foundation Benefits

Nudura ICF systems can be easily customized to various architectural designs, reducing the need for complex formwork. This flexibility simplifies the construction of foundations for structures with unique shapes or configurations.

Fewer Contractors and a Shorter Construction Schedule: Building with ICF foundations can result in shorter construction schedules when compared to traditional construction. No time-consuming set up and break down of traditional wooden or metal forms! Plus, ICF technology allows construction to proceed – even in cold weather conditions, reducing weather-related delays.

Versatile Construction Options: The interlocking modular Nudura system is lightweight and easy to handle, reducing the need for specialized labor. Your crew can quickly assemble and connect these forms, creating a precise foundation structure. We’ll walk you through your first project to make sure!

Atlantic Builders Supply delivered a great ICF foundation for Boys & Girls Club of Central New Hampshire (Contractor:  Key Industries)

Structural Performance Advantages: ICF foundations offer exceptional structural performance, enhancing the durability and longevity of a building. Key benefits include:

  1. Strength: Rebar reinforcement creates a robust and load-bearing structure with resistance to wind, seismic activity and soil pressure.
  2. Insulation: ICF is part of an energy-efficient building envelope and contributes to consistent indoor temperatures and reduced energy consumption. Lower level spaces can be used year-round.
  3. Soundproofing: ICF walls offer excellent soundproofing properties, creating quieter and more comfortable indoor environments.
  4. Moisture Resistance: ICF foundations resist moisture infiltration, minimizing the risk of water damage, mold and deterioration over time.
  5. Fire Resistance: The concrete core of ICF walls has excellent fire-resistant properties, enhancing overall building safety.

We are certified Nudura trainers and can help your crew learn the simple steps to efficiently construct ICF foundations for your next project.  If you’d like to know more about saving time on your project and how ICF can help you meet stricter building codes for insulation in fewer steps, give us a call or connect with us: support@atlanticbuilderssupply.com.