Building Inspiring Spaces
EF Block’s structures are 700% stronger then 2’x 6’ wood framed structures. Walls are designed to stand up to the challenges of severe climates including tornados, fires, hurricanes and earthquakes.
Given their strong insulative capabilities, these blocks can provide home-building owners with substantial savings as it relates to their HVAC systems. Additionally, given the “on-the-fly” customizability of the blocks construction and contracting times are substantially reduced.
EF Block buildings are dimensionally stable, offering lower maintenance costs. With no wood to rot, no insects, paint lasts longer, and stucco cracks are practically eliminated. HVAC units turn on/off less often. Reduced maintenance costs contribute to a lower cost-of-ownership, a good feature when you sell.
EF Block delivers a fully formed wall system that is insulated, framed and furred all in one step (concrete block requires furring out, plus installation). This roughly equates to a 35% savings on materials costs by using EF Block. Once the other benefits (below) are monetized, the cost savings increases to approximately 50% to 55%.
- One EF Block panel covers 5 times the area of a 1×1 concrete block, which cuts down on labor costs due to fewer blocks needing to be placed
- EF Block eliminates the need for costly insulation applications.
- EF Block eliminates the need for thermal wrap, tar paper, and wire mesh applications because almost any facing (stucco, brick, stone, etc.) can be applied directly to the panels.
- Using EF Block significantly reduces construction times, which extends construction company’s build season.
- Using EF Block reduces the need for specialized laborer, in that a single crew can reduce the need for a separate structural, insulation and noise abatement subcontractor.
- One EF Block panel being placed weighs 48 to 52 pounds. This, compared to 5 cinder blocks, which would take 4 to 5 to equate, and at 35 pounds each, is 140 lbs. to 175 lbs. This equates more labor, more time, more costs.