Monthly archive for June 2019

How to Repair a Damaged ICF Wall Section

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In this short video, DIY home-builder Chris shows you how he repaired a piece of ICF wall after it was damaged by wild animals. Video Transcription:  Here’s how to repair a rather fantastic hole that some wild dogs tore into the side of this building. Apparently, a small animal had gotten inside the wall and the dogs chewed this wall out to get to it. Now we’re lucky, you see, that the webs are in place. What I’ve done, we’ve cut another piece that matches it. I’ve chosen to take some that have webs in it so they embed in

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Home Builders Resource Expo: Rebuilding After a Wildfire

See BuildBlock ICFs in person June 29th & 30th at Home Builders Resource Expo: Rebuilding After A Wildfire | Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, Chico, CA When rebuilding after a disaster, using BuildBlock ICFs gives you peace of mind for the future and delivers the many benefits of ICFs every day for you and your family. BuildBlock ICFs deliver superior energy performance and disaster resilience. Whether choosing comfort, extreme energy-efficiency, enhanced disaster resilience, ease of construction, quietness, or superior air quality you get every benefit no matter what.  Visit BuildBlock in person and discuss design, building, benefits, and engineering at the summit. Show information:  Learn

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How to Create Stirrups for Lintels in an ICF Project

Creating the right type of stirrups to use in lintels above doors, windows, and other large openings is an essential step for success in your project. Join Chris, a DIY ICF owner/builder as he explains how to measure, cut, and bend rebar C stirrups. Video Transcription So today we’re making C stirrups for the lentils over the doors and windows. Now, I didn’t have a chance to get all my engineering done before I ordered them; I ordered all the C stirrups pre-bent for my decking on the floor but for all the windows and doors, it’s gonna vary a

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The Hilltop Project – Intro and Excavation

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Over the next year, we’ll be following the construction of the Hilltop Project. This is the first in a series of dozens of videos for this project. In this video, we follow some DIY home-builders as they clear and mark the area for their future ICF home. Video Transcription: Over the next few months, BuildBlock will be following the Morse family as they construct their ICF home, The Hilltop Project. We’re going to start where every story should, at the beginning. The Morses are a typical, suburban family that wanted to trade shopping malls for barnyard stalls and move out

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How to Install Electrical Wiring Into ICF Walls

Join BuildBlock CTO Micah Garrett as he shows you a few quick and easy strategies for installing electrical wiring into ICF walls. Video Transcript: Hi, I’m Micah Garrett with BuildBlock Building Systems and today we’re going to show you how to mount electrical boxes. We’re going to go over some of the tools and show you some of the tips and tricks to make this a fast and easy install. First, you’re going to need some electrical boxes. You might want to use plastic boxes, one of the best styles to use is one with a flange on the side.

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