Bud Dietrich, AIA
Architects & Designers
House parts
 

What Houzz contributors are saying:

An ICF wall can start out thicker at the lower levels, where the wall is supporting more weight and must also resist the inward pressure of the ground, and then get thinner as it gets taller. While the thickness of the rigid insulation doesn't vary, the thickness of the concrete does. This ensures an efficient use of concrete, the major structural component of the wall, while maintaining the wall's insulating value.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

bickel18 added this to bickel18's ideas
May 31, 2013
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