Safer and Stronger
strength and durability of a Premere ICF wall provide unmatched resistance
to survive the devastation of major storms and high winds.
framed walls fail to stop the penetration of airborne hazards while
Premere walls have the strength and mass to resist the impact of flying
- Fire - Unlike wood, concrete does not burn. Unlike steel, it does not soften and bend. Concrete does not break down until it is exposed to thousands of degrees Fahrenheit - far more than is present in the typical house fire. In tests, Premere ICF walls were subjected to continuous gas flames and temperatures of up to 2000º F for as long as 4 hours. None of the Premere walls ever failed structurally.
cycles - Freeze/thaw
cycles have no effect on a Premere ICF foundation, the strength of
the Premere wall far exceeds the forces extended by these cycles.
- To construct the average wood frame home approximately 2 acres of forest are consumed in the build process. The earths natural resources may be conserved by building with Insulated Concrete Forms.
- Waste is reduced
through minimizing the number of construction products required. With
Premere ICF system, all components, no matter the size, can be used
in the wall construction.
- Unlike wood and steel, concrete and foam will not rot or rust. Concrete has proven that exposure to nature's elements over centuries of time has little effect on the strength and integrity of concrete.
- Thermal performance
of polystyrene foam insulation stays stable where other types of insulation
tend to take on moisture or settle.
- Designs can be
of any style, Premere's forms can accomodate tall walls, curved walls, large
openings, long ceiling spans, custom angles and cathedral ceilings.
- Ease of use is
second-to-none with Premere. The foam and rails are easy to cut and
shape. Contractors can build curved walls and custom angles reducing
the worry about structural load considerations.
- Finishes for
ICF structures are the same as for traditional structures. The visible
2 1/4" wide rigid PVC rail at 1-foot intervals allows for materials
to be easily attached.
foam in 1-foot by 4-foot planks, weigh less than 2 pounds each. Working
with this lightweight product means construction crews become less
fatigued throughout the day.
and cross ties are compact and lightweight for easy handling and assembly.