Q&A With The Builder
Q. What was the major benefit of using Amvic ICF over conventional construction?
A. Characteristics of Amvic R30 appealed to owners who were determined to create a “low/no maintenance” structure.
Q. Why did you choose Amvic ICF?
A. Simplicity of installation combined with experience and customer support from VTICF.
“We liked the simplicity and ease of installation of the block. It took less labor than conventional wood construction, saving on labor costs. The added benefit of having insulation in place at the time of construction was also a great cost-saving measure. There was a learning curve for plumbers and electricians, however, once they got going it was a piece of cake. As needed in most aspects of construction the forms are tough enough even to handle the toughest rigors of installation.”
– Mitchell Estrin, Montpelier Construction Partner
“In my early projects, I used a number of ICF brands on different types of commercial and residential projects. In 2000 I stumbled onto the Amvic form. I didn’t know that it was relatively new to the market, but I could easily see it was a better ICF block than what I’d been using. Since that time I’ve been installing and distributing the Amvic product here in Vermont and Northern NH and I can confidently state that I’m proud of the product and the people behind it. It’s been a great partnership that only gets better as both the product and our ability to service the market evolve.”
– Joel Baker, President, VT/CF
- Speed and ease of construction
- Strength and durability
- Time and labor savings
- Airtight construction
- Reduced maintenance costs
- Client confident in their investment
We liked the simplicity and ease of installation of the block. It took less labor than conventional wood construction, saving on the labor costs.— Mitchell Estrin, Montpelier Construction Partner
- Project Name
- Granitz Residence
- Project Type
- Residential Foundation
- Moretown, Vermont
- 2,335 sq. ft.
- 2 storey
- Mitchell Estrin + Team
- Product(s) Used
- Amvic ICF 6" plus and Envirosheet EN25