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Can The Right Building Materials Improve Indoor Air Quality?

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Many people overlook the importance of indoor air quality to their health and comfort in their home. A home that is damp can lead to a constant chilly feeling. IT can also increase allergies and general illness and a sense of feeling unwell. Indoor air quality is so important to people’s health that the Environmental […]

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ICCF vs ICF and Why It Matters

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ICF and ICCF are common abbreviations you’ll see when you start researching non-wood building materials. ICF stands for insulating concrete forms, and ICCF stands for insulating composite concrete forms. These materials are similar as the names suggest. But there are some important and meaningful key differences for those who care about sustainable building and environmental […]

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Non Toxic Insulation

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Many people who want to build non-toxic homes struggle when it comes to choosing non-toxic insulation. Most of the energy used in your home is for heating and cooling. Both hot and cold air escapes easily when insulation is sub-par. There are many types of insulation, but only a couple of options if you’re looking […]

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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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