Cravens Construction, Inc, a residential and commercial builder of more than 15 years, is committed to building with quality and energy efficiency. We are a member in good standing with Southern Indiana Builders Association (SIBA), Indiana Builder’s Association (IBA) National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). We are licensed, bonded and insured. We believe that it is important for you to choose a builder that you have trust and confidence in, as well as a great working relationship. Together, we will work through the steps of achieving your desired goal.
It will be important for us to work together through the process of choosing the right design/plan, work within your budgetary constraints, include the amenities to fit today’s lifestyle and build a structure with lasting quality, energy efficiency, safety and a healthy living space. Building better… together.
Cravens Construction has been building with Insulated Concrete forms since 1999 and we are absolutely convinced that there is no better way to construct a home or any building. Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) are an energy efficient and stronger alternative to standard wood frame construction. The forms themselves consist of 2.5” of Expanded Poly Styrene (EPS) foam, a 4”, 6”, or 8” void for concrete, and another 2.5” of EPS foam. The forms stack up simply with a web of steel rebar throughout, then are poured full of concrete. The concrete slowly cures within the forms making the resulting structure one of the strongest, safest, most energy efficient structures possible. The foam insulates the walls themselves from the normal heating and cooling effects of the ground and air around it. This makes the structure extremely energy efficient because the HVAC system is not working against the outside air temperature. There are many reasons to build with ICF, and we invite you to explore them on our block supplier’s website: www.amvicsystem.com.
ICF homes are some of the safest homes that have ever been built. They can withstand incredible forces including the most intense tornadoes. In 2013 there were several storms that destroyed many homes. Among those stories however, a few homes stood strong in the midst of the strongest tornadoes.
(Click below to read about this at the Reward Wall ICF block website)