A buddy of mine who is a rep at the local concrete conglomerate "tried" to talk me into ICF's for my new shop, but i can literally build a stick build twice with close cell sprayed on the inside (through connections obviously that i have) vs the cost involved with going ICF's. I had two contractors come over and bid the ICF system for my 30x40x12 garage and the cheapest for WALLS ONLY, no footings, was $21,000:w00t: Tack on the typical $55/LF for footings on top of the $21K for walls only, then i have to pay inflated prices to plumb and run electrical....like i said, i can stick build this thing twice and spray closed cell urethane throughout for half price....it's a great product, but by ne means is it half as great as they try to price it.:laughing:I don't know where you have been, but ICF's are not an "easy" sell...IMO.
They have been around in my area more then 30 years, and we still have trouble selling the upside...even here, in tornado country. The energy numbers cannot be beat...but then again, most people I know get excited when they see them, and as they get serious in a new home plan, they stick with traditional construction, rather then the "new" and better way.