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Seven Mistakes To Avoid When You’re Building With Insulating Concrete Forms

Concrete construction using insulating concrete forms (ICFs) has become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to the efficiency advantages this type of construction offers. Though ICFs offer many advantages, their relative novelty makes it so that some builders use them incorrectly. The following are seven noteworthy mistakes to avoid when building with ICFs to take advantage of the efficiency and structural advantages they offer: Not using enough fasteners For the sake of speed, builders are sometimes tempted to not put the recommended amount of fasteners in ICF construction. Read More 

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Making Your Remodel Easier

Years ago, my wife and I had our home remodeled and experienced a lot of difficulties. We didn't plan as well as we should have, and we ended up changing our minds quite a bit and causing a lot of delays and extra costs. We were also trying to live in the house during the remodel, which made life pretty stressful for us, and probably for our contractors, too. When we decided that we were going remodel again this year, I wanted things to be different. I took what I learned from all of the things that went wrong the last time, and set about doing things differently this time. The results were amazing. We're so much happier with this remodel. I decided to put what I learned about smooth home remodeling into a blog so that others could learn from our mistakes and successes.

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