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Avanags
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November 26, 2020 4:43 pm  

Dear all,

happy thanksgiving!
I hope you are all having a good time with family and loved ones

I am looking to build a home in stt using Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) ~2600sqft 

Three questions: 

1. - do you know of 2-3 builders with experience working with ICF?
2. - is it worthwhile to also do the roof with ICF?
3. - in the absence of good contractor, can I DIY the structure (granted the design is signed off by local structural engineer & architect)?

looking forward to your comments/reactions

 

thank you


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Exit Zero
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November 26, 2020 8:01 pm  

S ince a cistern is often the major concrete structural component -- will this be able to be used for cistern construction??


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Avanags
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November 28, 2020 4:48 pm  

Hello Exit Zero,

do not know if the cistern needs to be insulated, however, you can definitely use ICF blocks to build out the cistern


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vicanuck
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November 30, 2020 8:30 am  

Keep in mind that we get 150+ minor earthquakes a month in the VI. These take their toll on cisterns and swimming pools.

A concrete cistern is great. A concrete cistern with a vinyl liner is greater.


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Vince Smith
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December 22, 2020 2:42 pm  

Hi, @Avanags Did you get answers to your questions?

 

I have some of the same questions. I did find a company that assists on the ICF side removed link I haven't spoken to them. I'm just in the exploration phase, but have a high interest in constructing with ICF.

I would be interested in seeing if anyone on the island is doing an ICF build currently.

Thanks

 

 


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