How much insulation do you need for a Basement floor in an ICF home?
Hello I am planning to build in the spring near Lytton, BC with ICF blocks. I am wanting to use 6" ICFs for the below grade basement and the main floor as well. Do I need to do any extra insulation in the basement on the concrete floor?
You will for sure need insulation below your basement floor. The minimal levels of insulation required to meet building code amount to significant energy loss and needlessly consume homeowners money as well. Given the climate conditions in the Mountains of BC, Canada, I would personally be putting about 6 inches below grade as well. have a look at this page here –
How much insulation does a basement need?
Hopefully that will answer your questions, if not please write back and include details of how much insulation you were planning to put under the floor.
Also check out the definitive history of ICF blocks & ICF Construction here..