Project Participants:Kerton Construction
Insulated Concrete Form New Home
Site characteristics or focus during construction or remodel: The ICF used to build this home is called ARXX. It is a wall system consisting of interlocking, lightweight, expanded polystyrene forms. They are designed to be an integral part of the wall as the forms remain in position after the concrete is placed. The insulating capacity of expanded polystyrene coupled with the structural integrity of reinforced concrete is a powerful combination — it makes Arxx walls stronger, safer, quieter, and more energy efficient. In test after test, Arxx walls meet or exceed standards set by building codes.
Arxx walls are fire-resistant too — the wall assemblies can provide a two-, three-, or four-hour fire resistance rating. No CFCs, HCFCs or formaldehyde is used in the production of the products, and that means cleaner and healthier air.
Energy efficiency: Arxx walls provide exceptional insulation and this means significant ongoing savings to building owners and increased comfort to the people who live and work in Arxx buildings. The walls can provide thermal performance values equivalent to, or better than, R-50 wood-frame construction.
Sound reduction: As noise levels increase, particularly in urban settings, people crave the calming effects of a quiet environment. The Arxx Wallsystem can be designed to meet your project's specific acoustical needs; the polystyrene and concrete assembly means less outside noise gets in. With Sound Transmission Class (STC) ratings of 50 and higher available, Arxx walls make indoor peace and quiet a reality.
Kerton Construction chooses the ARXX product because the black web inside the Styrofoam block is partly made from recycled coke bottles-so it is the only poly-styrene wall system product which is a “green” product. This product was deemed the 2001 Green Conference Outstanding Product.
Project: Single Family Home
Date of Construction: 2004
Builder: Mike Kerton