Marc ICF Benefits

User's benefits

At Marc we have incorporated your needs into the design of Marc products and we continually strive to provide innovative solutions for strong, safe and healthy structures.
The reasons why Marc is a perfect building solution for your next project?

Energy Efficiency

When expanded polystyrene used in the ICFs is combined with concrete thermal mass, temperature fluctuations inside the home are considerably minimized. This highly effective combination greatly reduces the amount of energy required for heating and cooling.  When used in conjunction with other high quality systems such as windows and roofing, homeowners have historically experienced an average of approximately 50-80% savings on heating and air conditioning costs annually. In addition, drafts and hot and cold spots are virtually eliminated and a room's temperature remains consistent, providing exceptional comfort.

Lasting Value

Over time, Marc ICF homes become stronger, sturdier and require much less repair and maintenance than conventionally built homes. As a result, they retain their value for a longer period of time.
Marc ICF homes are built to last and get stronger every day.

Sound Barrier

Insulated concrete forms provide exceptional sound attenuation. While a wood framed house has a sound transmission class (STC) rating of 36-38, an Marc ICFs home has an STC rating of 50+ which corresponds to a reduction in over two thirds of transmitted noise.
With Marc ICF, you will always enjoy peace and quiet in your home.

Superior Insulation

Marc ICF replaces commonly used fiberglass insulation with expanded polystyrene (EPS). Traditional fiberglass insulation is a network of intertwined fibers which allows air to move though the gaps in the insulation. Marc ICFs on the other hand consist of closed plastic cells that together with concrete walls prevent air movement creating an airtight seal around the entire perimeter of a building.
Marc ICF is the premium insulation choice for your long-term comfort.

High Indoor Air Quality

The use of EPS insulation in Marc ICF eliminates all air borne glass fibers and insulation settlement caused by fiberglass insulation. Also, the impermeable walls prevent the entry of dust, pollens and pollution.

Wind and Storm Resistant

Marc ICFs are constructed with reinforced concrete, which tremendously increases strength and maximizes resistance to high winds and storms. In addition, drafts typically found where conventional floor joists rest on foundation walls, are considerably reduced due to the system's unique design.

Fire Resistant

Marc ICFs are manufactured using only approved raw material bead with flame-retardant agents and have a 3 hour fire rating. Consequently, Marc ICF homes provide much greater fire resistance than traditional "stick built" homes, making your home safe for you and your family.

Mold Resistant

Traditional homes are constructed using organic materials such as wood, and are easily infiltrated by moisture which can result in the growth of mold and mildew. Marc ICF homes virtually eliminate this problem since they are constructed using the highly effective combination of non organic materials, EPS and concrete.

Insect Prevention

Since there is no food value for insects in the Marc ICF, the possibility of structural damage due to insects like termites is entirely eliminated. Also, insects cannot penetrate the concrete core of an Marc ICF wall and therefore cannot enter your home.

Reduced Emissions

One of the major issues we are faced with today is global warming, which is negatively affecting the environment and weather patterns worldwide. Global warming is a direct result of harmful gas emissions into the earth's atmosphere. A Marc ICF home reduces energy consumption on average by 50-80% monthly, which translates to an equivalent reduction in harmful emissions. Marc products can generate as little as 1% construction thus, greatly reducing land filling which produces methane emissions. Furthermore, Marc uses steam and cold water to produce ICFs. No CFC's, HCFC's, formaldehyde or any chemicals are used in Marc's manufacturing process and no off-gassing is present.

Saves Trees

Worldwide deforestation adds 1-2 billion metric tons of carbon to the atmosphere annually! In order to protect our atmosphere and ourselves, it is essential to reduce the number of trees we cut down. Every Marc home saves several trees, which absorb carbon dioxide and give us oxygen.

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