For a chronological listing of our ICF building see ICF Building Index. Finally! I really can't believe we have started! Yes, this week John began digging out the dirt to expand the basement walls of our home which overlooks the vineyard! If you have been following our adventure of starting the vineyard and building our own home, you know that we are now living in what will eventually be the … [Read more...] about Building with ICF – Phase 2
For a chronological listing of our building projects with ICF (or insulated concrete forms), be sure to look through the ICF Building Index tab in the menu bar. Hopefully, we are done with water leaks in the house! It will be so nice to enjoy a rainy day without worrying about mopping up puddles as the rain comes under the walls! I am now in Georgia visiting my mother and sister but before I … [Read more...] about EIFS on Basement Complete!
One thing we do not see much of here in west Texas is rain. In fact just a few tenths of an inch are exciting! We do after all, live in a semi-dessert climate. It has definitely been hot with temperatures in the 100 - 108F range. And, since the first of the year, we had had a whopping 3 inches of rain. This week, though, we have had rain - 2 1/2 inches! That brings the total for the year up to 5 … [Read more...] about Stormy Days and Water Leaks
Yippee! The EIFS on our ICF barn is now compete! For a chronological listing of our ICF building see ICF Building Index. It looks as though I am speaking in code doesn't it with all the acronyms! Here is the code: EIFS = exterior insulation finishing system - It is like a synthetic stucco only more durable. ICF = insulated concrete forms - They snap together like big legos and are used for … [Read more...] about The Barn Completed – EIFS and All!
For a chronological listing of our ICF building see ICF Building Index. A couple of weeks ago I detailed how we had started to apply EIFS to the greenhouse walls. Well, this week we completed them! EIFS is an acronym for exterior insulation finishing system and also provides insulation value. It is like a synthetic stucco but more durable than traditional stucco. EIFS is applied in 3 steps - a … [Read more...] about Greenhouse EIFS Completed
For a chronological listing of our ICF building see ICF Building Index. Today on Family Friday I would like to share an update on the greenhouse. Last week we poured the concrete in the ICF walls (insulated concrete forms). While the ICF has excellent insulation value, we chose it for the greenhouse just for ease. The ICF snap together like big legos and are so easy for the DIY'ers. We are using … [Read more...] about How to Apply EIFS to a Greenhouse