ICF Vs ZIP System Wall

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-30-2009, 06:48 PM   #1
Registered User
thx10's Avatar
Trade: Government
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10

ICF Vs ZIP System Wall

Researching construction a house and trying to figure what way to go with the foundation and basement walls.

Was first looking at ICF but now looking at replacing basement walls with what I was going to do the rest of the house with: ZIP System Walls with spray foam insulation.

Any advantage one has over the other and what about cost difference.

I do know that if I were to make any changes in the future a "conventional" wall system is much easier to work with.


Many Thanks

thx10 is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!




Old 01-30-2009, 06:56 PM   #2
precisionbuild's Avatar
Trade: Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Western PA
Posts: 695
Rewards Points: 500

Re: ICF Vs ZIP System Wall

Basement walls with ZIP system?


precisionbuild is offline  
Old 01-30-2009, 07:01 PM   #3
Registered User
thx10's Avatar
Trade: Government
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10

Re: ICF Vs ZIP System Wall

yeah guess that came out funny, was trying to get question out before heading to dinner table.

It would be the ground floor walls, not basement. Second floor and roof would be ZIP System. They would also be 6" exterior walls

Sorry for the confusion
thx10 is offline  
Old 01-30-2009, 07:03 PM   #4
Joasis's Avatar
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hennessey, Oklahoma
Posts: 8,753
Rewards Points: 1,296

Re: ICF Vs ZIP System Wall

Thanks for posting on ContractorTalk.com. The Moderators of this forum would prefer if you post Do It Yourself related topics on our sister site www.DIYChatroom.com

ContractorTalk.com is designed for professional contractor's to discuss issues and topics related to the construction and remodeling industries. Many of our professional contractors are also members at DIYChatroom.com and are looking forward to assist you with your needs.

Please take a moment to post your question at www.DIYChatroom.com If your not already a member of DIYChatroom.com you can sign up for a free account by going to http://www.DIYChatroom.com/register.php/

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused. This thread has been closed.
Ladwig Construction
Hennessey, Oklahoma
405 853 1563

Insulated Concrete Homes / ICF's
My Facebook Page
Joasis is online now  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to cap off 8" concrete block wall Michaeljp86 General Discussion 18 09-20-2008 07:18 AM
Laying new ceramic tile on wall faromic80 Tiling 4 09-17-2008 07:01 AM
Buckling Exterior Wall Duntov Framing 15 09-12-2008 07:33 PM
Major wall frame remodel Jackpine Framing 0 09-03-2008 09:06 AM
Living Filter Septic System jmic Excavation & Site Work 18 07-20-2007 08:31 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?