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The benefits of Arxx Insulated Concrete Walls

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Bob Geroux

“We have so many customers who build Arxx foundations, then discover that their basements are the most comfortable place in the whole house! They tell us that they should have built their entire house with Arxx. It’s just so much better!”

Bob Geroux, Business Manager – Northeast US


Build Comfort

Build Comfort
Arxx homes are cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.


Build Security

Build Security
Arxx homes can withstand 150 mph winds or more.


Build Value

Build Value
Homeowners can reduce energy costs by up to 50%.


Chicago Home

“When you’re in our home you can’t believe the difference, even though it looks like any other house. We heat for a fraction of the cost. It’s cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter, and we never hear the wind howling outside.” Gail Healy, Arxx Homeowner

Build superior comfort and lasting value

Arxx Insulated Concrete Walls provides five major benefits for your home:

  1. Comfort

    Arxx walls can virtually eliminate the “cold spots” that occur in conventional frame walls, because your home is wrapped in two continuous layers of foam insulation. An Arxx home has 33% to 50% less air infiltration than a conventional frame house, so uncomfortable drafts are virtually eliminated.

    With its high R-values, low air infiltration, and high thermal mass, you can reduce your initial building costs by installing a smaller HVAC system. Plus, the homeowner can save up to 50% of their monthly heating and cooling costs (depending on the region) compared to a conventional home.

    See our Home Building Tip #1: Make it Comfortable

  2. Strength and Security

    Arxx walls are built like a sandwich with a reinforced concrete core. The structural integrity of this steel reinforced concrete core provides exceptional protection from hurricanes, tornadoes, and even rowdy neighbors. Our patented, exposed X-web gives you solid-to-solid contact for all your finishing materials. This dramatically reduces screw pops, siding sag, and customer call-backs.

    You get a 2-hour UL/ULC listed Fire Resistance Rating on every 6" Arxx wall you build. You can double it to a 4-hour rating by adding fiber to the concrete. Fire retardant is added to the EPS foam providing a self-ignition temperature of over 800° (430°C) in every Arxx form we build.

    See our Home Building Tip #2: Build it Strong
  3. Peace and Quiet

    Arxx walls have proven and tested sound ratings. You can easily attain Sound Transmission Classification (STC) up to 50 or higher with an Arxx wall. That means peace and quiet for neighbors on both sides of every common wall you build – perfect for condos, townhouses, and even movie theatres. We have lots of test data and case studies. Call The Arxx Championship Support Team for more details and facts.

    See our Home Building Tip #3: Keep it Quiet
  4. Beauty

    You can create any shape or size home you can imagine. Arxx is the number one Insulated Concrete Wall System in North America. We provide the widest product selection in the industry, so you can easily build any shape, curve or angle. You can finish it with any material – brick, stone, stucco, or wood siding, confident that it’s solidly attached with the Arxx patented, exposed X-web. With a reinforced concrete core, Arxx walls have the strength to create large open spaces, offering you complete design flexibility.

    See our Home Building Tip #4: Make it beautiful
  5. Energy Savings

    With its high R-values, low air infiltration, and high thermal mass, you can use a smaller heating and cooling system, and save up to and over 50% of heating and cooling costs (depending on the region where you live) compared to a conventional home. In fact, your Arxx home may qualify for an energy efficient mortgage.

    See our Home Building Tip #5: Be Green

For more information about the benefits of Insulated Concrete Walls see: Which wall is best? and Build with the Number One ICF.


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