Maine Source is very excited to present ICF Foundations as part of our modular home packages.
ICF stands for Insulated Concrete Form.
Instead of using wood forms to mold the concrete foundation for your home, we use ARXX X-web form. This unique product consists of a reinforced concrete core sandwiched between two layers of expanded polystyrene foam insulation.
This provides the homeowner with not only a signficant savings in your overall energy costs, but also a reduction in drafts and humidity problems, as well as providing a solid-to-solid attachment for any finishing material (like drywall, siding or brick ties).
What's more, the insulation is fire resistant, giving you one more layer of protection.
Estimates based on a 28' x 48' Ranch style home with an average energy usage of $2,683 per year (with no foundation insulation and usage of 41.5 kBtu/hr). R22 ICF â€“ 30%, $1889, design load to 24.8kBtu/hr
On average the addition of the ARXX ICF foundation installed with your modular package from Maine Source Homes costs just an additional $4,000.
Based on the above estimates the addition of the ICF foundation will pay for itself in energy savings in about 5 years.
Utilizing an ICF foundation is an easy way to do your part for helping reduce America's dependence on foreign fuels and greenhouse gas emmissions which helps everyone.