How Kentucky homeowners can stand up to tornadoes by building with ICFs

Many in Kentucky know first-hand the devastating power of tornadoes. Although the state has not always been part of tornado alley, you still experience tornadoes in Kentucky – and their consequences, like the December 2021 tornadoes that killed more than 50 people and damaged thousands of buildings and homes in the state.Extreme weather events like this are becoming more intense across North America, and so taking steps to protect your home and your loved ones is increasingly important. Building better One savvy means of protection from tornadoes is to build (or rebuild) using Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) or to create a safe room with this material.ICFs provide a steel-reinforced, solid concrete wall that’s sandwiched between two layers of expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation. This method of construction offers substantial improvements over traditional wood framing when it comes to disaster resilience.Here’s how ICF buildings stand up to the power of tornadoes. Continue reading full article here.