No it’s not a space ship, although it looks like one. You are looking at the exterior of our lower level ICF walls covered with a waterproofing membrane called Platon®. This is a Certainteed product made from high-density polyethylene 92% of which has been recycled from milk and other beverage containers. The concept behind the interesting dimple texture of the foundation wrap is to channel natural hydrostatic pressure from underground and direct it downward into the Form-A-Drain® foundation drainage system. This is the final layer outside the ICF walls that will be applied before the crushed stone and dirt are back filled to grade level.
Although not required, Mike Thompson applied Eco-Flex waterproofing directly to the outside of the ICF walls prior to the application of Platon®. A little moisture vapor barrier never hurts.