IDE Concrete Homes
Johnstown, Iowa Certified ICF installer focusing on residential
Building custom homes with Insulated Concrete Forms. Knoxville,
Iowa ICF builders
Zimmerman Buildings is a small construction company with
experience in building with Insulated Concrete Forms.
ICF Builders/Dealers in Iowa
Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) are blocks or panels of concrete, usually
reinforced with rebar. They can consist of cement, polystyrene foam,
polyurethane or sometimes cement bonded wood fiber. One reason ICFs are
considered "Green" is that they often use a mixture of recycled wood and cement.
They are also very strong and can resist strong winds. ICFs are very popular in
areas that are susceptible to hurricanes, and builders and residents in the
midwest have taken note of the ability of structures built with Insulated Concrete
Forms to withstand Tornado strength winds. In fact, ICFs have become popular
to use in construction of "tornado safe structures" for people who live in these
What Are Insulated Concrete Forms?