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Breathability In Walls Is Important For Your New Home

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Allowing for the release of vapor, breathability in walls is the ability to buffer moisture — to soak it up and then release it. Most people would agree that it is healthy to get some fresh air everyday. Opening your doors and windows to exchange indoor air with fresh, clean outdoor air is a healthy […]

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What Are Blowouts With ICFs And How To Prevent One

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If you’re new to building with ICFs or composite ICFs (which Faswall is), you may have had people try to steer you away from this construction method due to concerns about potential “blowouts.” But as anyone regularly building with ICFs or composite ICCFs can reassure you, blowouts are no longer much of a concern. A […]

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Why Use Plaster and Stucco as Sustainable Building Finishes?

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Beyond Beauty: Plaster and Stucco are Natural Winners for Sustainable Walls: Many people love plasters and stucco as sustainable building finishes because they look nice. But the advantages of a plaster and/or stucco for walls instead of paint go far beyond appearances. The ingredients in these finishes are found in nature, and they have been […]

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Faswall Versatility: Base for Mosaic Art Bench

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Is there anything else that can be done with Faswall building materials other than build homes or buildings? Yes! In the case of a homeowner with a Faswall home in Washington, an outdoor mosaic bench was the perfect entry focal point. Frank Bauer is a ceramic artist who makes his own tiles for his art. […]

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Efficient and Affordable ICCF Family Home 

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Working with Faswall was fast and manageable for these DIY-ers. Rob Story’s efficient and affordable ICCF family home project in northwestern Washington is a home and home office designed as a budget-friendly DIY residence. It is finished with beautiful interior lime plaster and exterior stucco. Rob Story is not a builder by trade, but he […]

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Single Family Home Lost to Fire – Rebuilt With Faswall ICCF

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Rebuilding in California Fire Zones; Fire Safe Walls When one family in Grass Valley, California, lost their home to fire, they didn’t want to rebuild a typical wood-frame home that would be at risk for another fire. They chose composite ICF Faswall Block System. “We wanted to build with an alternative material, because after losing […]

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Insulated Stem Walls for Conditioned Crawl Spaces  

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Insulated ICF is Better Than Poured Concrete for Stem Walls Using insulated stem walls for conditioned crawl spaces provides many benefits by allowing you to heat and cool your crawl space just like you do your home. Why would you want to condition your crawl space? Wouldn’t that just cost a lot more to heat […]

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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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Efficient and Affordable ICCF Family Home 

Working with Faswall was fast and manageable for these DIY-ers. Rob Story’s efficient and affordable ICCF family home project in northwestern Washington is a home and home office designed as a budget-friendly DIY residence. It is finished with beautiful interior lime plaster and exterior stucco. Rob Story is not a builder by trade, but he […]

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Single Family Home Lost to Fire – Rebuilt With Faswall ICCF

Rebuilding in California Fire Zones; Fire Safe Walls When one family in Grass Valley, California, lost their home to fire, they didn’t want to rebuild a typical wood-frame home that would be at risk for another fire. They chose composite ICF Faswall Block System. “We wanted to build with an alternative material, because after losing […]

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Victorian Basement reconstruction

“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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Portland Commercial Building Built with Faswall

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

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Faswall Luxury Home

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

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Warmth and Integrity- Why Faswall

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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Neal House Construction 2011

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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Growing Food Year-Round with a Faswall Greenhouse

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Buddhist Temple in Texas Showcases Faswall’s Versatility

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Passive Solar Home built with Faswall

Betsy Hunter, Yakima, Washington Read their blog detailing their building experience. “Our new passive solar home will be built with Faswall block. The Faswall material is ideal for this environment and will help keep us cool in the summertime and warm in the winter. It will give us strong, fire-proof walls and a quiet interior… […]

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