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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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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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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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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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A Quick Way to Apply Stucco to a Faswall Home

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A Professional Contractor Shares Four Tips for Using Faswall Blocks

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At ShelterWorks Ltd. We Do More Than Just Make Block

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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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