Nine years ago, in an effort to introduce and progress the benefits and technologies of “green” construction, we became the St. Louis area’s distributor of Arxx Building Products and Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF’s). Arxx is the number one Insulated Concrete Wall System in North America. Arxx ICF’s have been approved by all major North American building codes and are the only Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) to receive a UL/ULC fire rating. Arxx is also the only ICF System that provides a solid-to-solid attachment for all finishing materials (like drywall, siding or brick ties). This helps prevent problems like screw pops and siding sag because it extends the strength of the concrete core through to all your finishing materials. ICF construction, when compared to conventional wood framing, gives you versatility, savings, comfort, and security.
Curved walls, straight walls, beautiful walls
You can create any shape or size home you can imagine. We provide the widest product selection in the industry, so you can easily build any shape, curve or angle. You can finish it with any material – brick, stone, stucco, or wood siding, confident that it’s solidly attached with the Arxx patented, exposed X-web.
With its high R-values, low air infiltration, and high thermal mass, you can reduce your initial building costs by installing a smaller HVAC system.
Homeowner can save up to 50% of their monthly heating and cooling costs compared to a conventional “stick-built” home.
ICF homeowners often have lower insurance policies.
ICF construction can easily achieve many LEED certifications, thus receiving government credits.
Arxx walls can virtually eliminate the “cold spots” that occur in conventional frame walls, because your home is wrapped in two continuous layers of foam insulation.
The R-50 equivalent of the walls helps maintain the comfort zone inside the home for approximately three times longer than most conventional walls.
The solid concrete core of an Arxx wall stabilizes the interior temperature because of its thermal mass. Arxx walls can produce equivalent insulation values of up to R-50. You enjoy stable, constant thermal performance in your home, even when the outdoor temperature changes dramatically throughout the day.
The massive concrete core of an Arxx wall protects your home from external noise. An Arxx wall will reduce sound transmission into your home by 75% - 85% when compared to a conventional wood frame wall.
Arxx walls can withstand wind speeds of up to 150 mph or more. Laboratory tests simulating hurricane storm damage demonstrate that an Arxx home can withstand wind-blown debris travelling at over 100 mph.
ICF walls are composed of inert materials, and therefore protect against mold, mildew, and wood rot.
Arxx walls are fire resistant too. You can build walls that provide UL/ULC rated 2- and 4-hour fire resistance.