Here are 3 Benefits of Adding a New Carport to Your Home

Written by Master Builder on . Posted in Carports, Concrete, Decks

There are many things you can do to improve and upgrade your home, from adding landscaping, to replacing the roof. One of the things that you also do is add a carport to the side of your home. Carports function in the same way as a garage, only instead of being completely enclosed, carports are made of a roof with support beams on each corner, while concrete pavers form the surface underneath. There are several benefits that come from adding a new carport to your home and this article will take a look at a few of those benefits.

  • Protects Your Car From the Weather: One benefit of adding a new carport to your home is that it can protect your car from being damaged by the weather. For example, a carport can keep your vehicle safe from hail damage or tree limbs that may fall during a storm. The roof of the carport can take the brunt of this damage and keep your vehicle safe and protected over a long period of time

Why ICFs Are a Favorite Green Buildng Material

Written by Master Builder on . Posted in Concrete, Icf building blocks, Icf building material

When it comes to green design and energy efficient homes, the future is already here. Architects and builders are redefining home design to provide better insulation and better ventilation, which make homes more comfortable and healthier. And they’re relying on an building material that has been around since the 1960s. One of the most useful green building materials is ICF or insulated concrete forms, which can be used for walls and floors.

What are ICF forms?
ICF forms have been used for home construction since the 1960s. The first patent was granted to Canadian contractor in 1966. Basically, ICFs are hollow boxes of foam, which are stacked to build the structure, and then filled with concrete to give it strength. This actually makes ICF one of the strongest buildings materials, capable of withstanding hurricane-force winds, earthquakes and tor