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Rich,

My own house is under construction right now using the Polysteel ICF wall
system.  The exterior walls are up and the framing is well underway.

I've learned a lot about the ICF's during this process and would be glad to
share my experiences with you privately.

FWIW, one of my main reasons for selecting the Polysteel system was that
there was already an experienced builder in the area using their product.

M. David Finley, P.E.
3810 South First Street - Suite 7
Lake City, FL  32025
386-752-6400

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From: "richard lewis" <rlewistx(--nospam--at)juno.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2002 12:00 PM
Subject: insulated concrete wall form recommendations


> I have an owner who would like to use an "insulated concrete form"
> exterior wall system (commonly referred to as an ICF wall) for a church
> building.   I have never used them before and want to get some insight
> into using them.  I have read that they are very "installer dependant".
> If the installer is inexperienced or poor then the finished work can be
> very poor.  The exterior wall finish is brick veneer up to sill height
> and then probably EIFS above that.
> Can I get some references both positive and negative to using this
> material?  What should I look out for?  What should I be sure is included
> in my specifications/notes?  What are some good references for design
> such as technical literature, magazine articles, manufacturers
> literature, etc.?  I know it comes in block shape and sheets.  Which has
> had the best results?  I have gable end walls that are very tall as you
> can image for a church sanctuary.  Are there any design rules for the
> width of wall based on the height?
> Thanks for your help!
> Rich
>
>
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