These foundation walls are constructed with ICFs (Insulated Concrete Forms). They are the sensible, cost-effective alternative to standard walls of wood frame and cinder block. These forms pop out of the box as you see them here; you only have to fasten each section together in the configuration indicated by the blueprint, insert rebar, and fill the forms with concrete. The obvious advantage is that an ICF foundation can be built in a quarter of the time it takes to build a traditional wood…

These foundation walls are constructed with ICFs (Insulated Concrete Forms). They are the sensible, cost-effective alternative to standard walls of wood frame and cinder block. These forms pop out of the box as you see them here; you only have to fasten each section together in the configuration indicated by the blueprint, insert rebar, and fill the forms with concrete. The obvious advantage is that an ICF foundation can be built in a quarter of the time it takes to build a traditional wood…

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A post to concrete or masonry construction detail using a raised steel knife plate.

Timber to Concrete Detail Using A Steel Knife Plate and Joinery

A post to concrete or masonry construction detail using a raised steel knife plate.

What you need, how to do it, and exactly how much it costs and saves to build your own cement forms out of lumber. Build your own house and save thousands.

What you need, how to do it, and exactly how much it costs and saves to build your own cement forms out of lumber. Build your own house and save thousands.

SmartBlock Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF): SmartBlock Insulating Concrete Form

SmartBlock Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF): SmartBlock Insulating Concrete Form

Today I am getting ICF certified. For those that don't know of this system it is…

Today I am getting ICF certified. For those that don't know of this system it is…

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