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  1. Building & Construction
    My wife and I are planning on building a large garage this summer to get our feet wet in DIY ICF. We are also very interested in putting a concrete deck on top as well. I like the idea of pouring the walls and footing at the same time and am very interested in whether or not someone has...
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    Hi, I'm building a new home in -------. Has anyone used some local contractors for the following trades that did a good job and were well priced? I appreciate any contacts you may offer. I'm building a 2800 SF home in Prairie Trail. 3 ton geothermal system, radiant pex floor heating, 3 car...
  3. Building & Construction
    Okay, I need help in choosing which walls studs to use for my house... but first the necessary info: Designed somewhat like a 2-story Colonial. Built using ICF external walls (6-8" cores) with a brick facade. Built using poured concrete foundation. Floors are (either) traditionally poured...
  4. Building & Construction
    We have a ICF full walkout basement. We are installing vinly siding on one side of it, and fiberboard/stucco look on the other 3 sides. Is house wrap someting we need to install first?? We have heard it is not necessary with the ICF. If it is necessary, would nails hold? I think the windows...
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