ICF Installers Serving Northeast Washington and Idaho Panhandle
We are looking for environmentally sensitive clients who are wanting to add value and quality to their homes and buildings. At Riversdale Builders we use innovative building techniques and energy efficient building systems that provide superior structural integrity, energy savings, improved indoor air quality and safety that conventional buildings cannot provide.
The components we use in the construction of an energy efficient building envelope are Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs). From the concrete footings we stack the ICF exterior walls to create an insulated basement, insulated crawl space, or insulated slab on grade. From this point above the ground level you can choose to continue with the ICFs to the roof line.
With this method of construction you will achieve a structure that has four times the strength of a conventional framed house that is 30% to 50% more energy efficient and provide your family with an environment that is safer from wind, fire (a 3 hour fire rating), quieter (STC-56), with improved indoor air quality that will be sustainable for many generations to come.
If you choose to switch to conventional framing from the insulated concrete basement or crawl space, that can be done. Just start framing from the top of the ICG basement or ICF crawl space. But we know that the ICF's will provide more benefits above grade than below grade.
Advantages of using Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF's) over conventional methods:
- Speed of construction
- Four times the strength of stick framed (ICF)
- Three hour fire rating
- Energy savings 30% - 50%
- Reduced sound transmission STC-56
- No outside air infiltration
- Will not support mold or mildrew growth
- Superior indoor air quality
- Downsized HVAC system
- Reduced Construction waste
Riversdale Builders out paces the competition with its range of products, customer service and technical support. "Fox Blocks", our ICF partner, is the largest manufacturer of ICF in North America and the leader in research and development. We can offer you an R-24 with our standard form, an R-32 with the addition of our energy sticks.
With over 40 years experience in construction Riversdale Builders have made a commitment to work with our customers in a friendly professional manner to help them achieve their goals, weather it be taking the project from start to finish, or just supplying components and technical support. Let us be on your team, you'll be glad you did.