Building ICF home in STT
I hope you are all having a good time with family and loved ones
I am looking to build a home in stt using Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) ~2600sqft
1. - do you know of 2-3 builders with experience working with ICF?
2. - is it worthwhile to also do the roof with ICF?
3. - in the absence of good contractor, can I DIY the structure (granted the design is signed off by local structural engineer & architect)?
looking forward to your comments/reactions
S ince a cistern is often the major concrete structural component -- will this be able to be used for cistern construction??
Hello Exit Zero,
do not know if the cistern needs to be insulated, however, you can definitely use ICF blocks to build out the cistern
Keep in mind that we get 150+ minor earthquakes a month in the VI. These take their toll on cisterns and swimming pools.
A concrete cistern is great. A concrete cistern with a vinyl liner is greater.
Hi, @Avanags Did you get answers to your questions?
I have some of the same questions. I did find a company that assists on the ICF side removed link I haven't spoken to them. I'm just in the exploration phase, but have a high interest in constructing with ICF.
I would be interested in seeing if anyone on the island is doing an ICF build currently.