The Advantage ICF System is a patented insulating concrete forming system consisting of two layers of Type 2 expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation connected with web connectors molded into the EPS insulation. The top and bottom edges of Advantage ICF System blocks have pre-formed interlocking mechanisms which ensure web connectors align vertically for attachment of surface finish materials.

When the installed Advantage ICF System blocks are filled with concrete, an insulated, monolithic concrete wall of uniform thickness is formed. The result is superior, energy efficient wall that will provide long-term energy cost savings and add resale value to the building.

Building with Advantage ICFs provides improved energy efficiency and effective thermal resistance. The Advantage system also provides a safe and quiet living, reduced noise transmission and reduced air leakage in the structure. Our patented forming system provides 5 steps in 1: Structural strength, studding, vapour barrier, air barrier and external sheathing resulting in reduced construction time.

The Advantage ICF System is ideal for applications such as Foundations, Residential, Commercial, Party Walls, Frost Walls, and Retaining walls for landscaping.

Available in 6 and 8 inch product lines

  • Patented design
  • Interlock aligned ties
  • Strongest 8” corner
  • Height adjuster T - block
  • Clearly marked attachment
  • Safe and secure, severe weather resistant
  • Reduced air leakage
  • Comfortable living with consistent temperatures throughout the house
  • Sound transmission Class STC rating > 50
  • Fast, year round construction

Material Properties of Advantage ICF System®

Material Property Test Method Units Property Values
Compressive Resistance
Minimum RSI per 25mm (R per inch)
ASTM
C518
m20C/W
(ft2•h•0F/BTU)
0.70
(4.04)
Compressive Resistance
Minimum @ 10% Deformation
ASTM
D1621
kPa
(psi)
110
(16)
Flexural Strength
Minimum
ASTM
C203
kPa
(psi)
240
(35)
Water Vapour Permeance
Maximum
ASTM
E96
ng/(Pa.s.m2)
(Perms)
200
(3.5)
Water Absorption
Maximum
ASTM
D2842
% By Volume 4
Dimensional Stability
Maximum, 7 Days @ 70± 2℃ (158±40F)
ASTM
D2126
% Linear Change 1.5
Limiting Oxygen Index
Minimum
ASTM
D2863
% 24
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