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Victorian Basement reconstruction

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“I cannot recommend this product enough for anyone seeking a hands-on experience for building or renovating their own home. We used Faswall as our new foundation material for an 1894 Victorian house, and its consistency, stackability and ease of handling and tooling made the project a breeze. No extra cost or wasted material for concrete […]

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Why Faswall for this Agricultural Building?

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Why Faswall for this agricultural building:  “its got the best of straw bale for insulation, and the best of concrete block for building. ”  If you do it right, it’s something a do-it-yourselfer can do”.    

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Portland Commercial Building Built with Faswall

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Commercial High Performance building with Faswall Natural Composite ICF Blocks.  A sustainable alternative to foam ICF.

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Faswall Luxury Home

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Building a Luxury, Lake Front Home with Faswall Proving that beauty and energy efficiency go hand in hand

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All about the Rebar

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Making our Sustainable Life built a STRONG structure with Faswall.  Here’s what they had to say about Rebar: Why are Faswall ICCF Walls so strong?  Its all in the rebar and the cement. The composite, insulated blocks are wall forms, which are tied together with Rebar, and filled with poured cement. “Generally, the blocks are […]

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Warmth and Integrity- Why Faswall

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In a nutshell, my experience working with Shelter Works as well as building with Faswall was excellent, exciting, fulfilling and rewarding. My story with Faswall is long and I encourage anyone considering building with Faswall to thoroughly read my testimonial. I built a house, 12 years ago, when we lived on Maui. It was a […]

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Understanding Basement Insulation

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We get so many questions about Basements, and how to best insulate them. If you want to go deep on understanding Basement insulation and water and temperature paths, Building Science has done an exceptional job. Faswall’s system of Natural Insulation for high thermal mass building is even better than these, incorporating insulation into the Faswall Block, […]

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How to Cut Faswall Blocks

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How to Cut Faswall Blocks

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Neal House Construction 2011

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A personal blog about building in the California Bay Area with Faswall. http://jonharv.blogspot.com/2011/   “I’ve been very pleased so far with the ease of assembly and cutting blocks to form a straight and true wall.  The workers, who are skilled in carpentry and to a lesser extend masonry, seem to work with the new construction […]

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4 Tips for Designing a Faswall Home

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