ICF Construction

Planning

ICF homes and structures are custom-built to your design, with no special engineering requirements. Building officials in Michigan even encourage using ICF for its efficiency! 

Planning an ICF Build

While traditional wood-frame construction can’t compare to the safety, permanence, and energy efficiency of walls built with insulated concrete forms, it doesn’t take extra effort to design with it either!

Since Michigan doesn’t have any special engineering or design requirements for ICF structures, they are easy to plan, and can even offer more options than traditional construction too. It could even cost less for special features like archways or unique angles.

While ICF is widely accepted, and often recommended in Michigan, building officials do require that ICF must be labeled on home plans when requesting a building permit.

The current Michigan Residential Code Book even includes pre-engineered tables to assist with placing the proper amount of rebar, and using the right type of concrete.

Planning ICF Construction in Michigan - Turtle Wall of Grand Rapids

How ICF Fits with Other Aspects of Construction

ICF Integrates seamlessly into the overall construction process.

The construction process with ICF isn’t much different than traditional methods. You can plan on the same general steps, knowing that you can achieve concrete, framing and insulation in one single step with ICF.

As with any construction project, before breaking ground it is wise to plan smart, and plan ahead!

Be sure to have ample time for all tradesmen to schedule their part correctly, so that the entire process is more smooth and efficient.

Turtle Wall regularly installs ICF alongside tradesmen who have never encountered it before. Electricians, plumbers, carpenters, excavators, drywallers, siding contractors and more find it easy to work with!

Include us in your pre-construction planning for even more efficiency.

Costs

Custom ICF homes cost about 7% more than wood-framed houses.

When you compare that with the energy you’ll save, lower insurance rates and better protection, it’s worth every penny!

Then, consider that you’ll achieve concrete, framing and insulation in one step – ICF is the obvious answer.

Talk with Turtle Wall for expert advice and a complete price quote for your custom ICF home.

Options

The options for building with ICF are virtually endless!

Building with Insulated Concrete Forms offers all the options you want, with the long-term value you need.

From basements to fully-custom home layouts to unique finishing touches, ICF lets your ideas and personal preferences flourish.

Build the home of your dreams, or the premier commercial building in your portfolio with ICF Construction and Turtle Wall!

Benefits

The super-insulated, concrete shell of an ICF building can span from foundation to the eaves. This superior construction technology creates a much more comfortable climate indoors, and a stronger external shell.

It saves construction time by combining the 3 of the most time-consuming parts of construction – framing, insulating and concrete – and uses fewer materials too.

Requiring 40% – 80% less energy to operate, ICF structures provide substantial long-term value.

Costs

Custom ICF homes cost about 7% more than wood-framed houses.

When you compare that with the energy you’ll save, lower insurance rates and better protection, it’s worth every penny!

Then, consider that you’ll achieve concrete, framing and insulation in one step – ICF is the obvious answer.

Talk with Turtle Wall for expert advice and a complete price quote for your custom ICF home.

Options

The options for building with ICF are virtually endless!

Building with Insulated Concrete Forms offers all the options you want, with the long-term value you need.

From basements to fully-custom home layouts to unique finishing touches, ICF lets your ideas and personal preferences flourish.

Build the home of your dreams, or the premier commercial building in your portfolio with ICF Construction and Turtle Wall!

Benefits

The super-insulated, concrete shell of an ICF building can span from foundation to the eaves. This superior construction technology creates a much more comfortable climate indoors, and a stronger external shell.

It saves construction time by combining the 3 of the most time-consuming parts of construction – framing, insulating and concrete – and uses fewer materials too.

Requiring 40% – 80% less energy to operate, ICF structures provide substantial long-term value.

Get Started

Talk to Turtle Wall about Insulated Concrete Form Construction in West Michigan.

We’re happy to answer your questions, discuss your ideas and bring your building to life.

Call Adam at (616) 299-8726
or Email Us anytime!

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