Now that the footers are set, the Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) assembly commenced at a rapid pace. While the light weight Styrofoam forms snap into place, there is much careful preparation and stabilization required before the eight inch forms are filled with concrete. The lower level walls are 11 feet tall and will absorb close to 80 cubic yards of concrete. Because of the enormous weight and pressure of the concrete, careful preparation was made to keep the walls perfectly straight and true. Reechcraft adjustable ICF braces are used on the inside of the walls. The internal structure of the ICF itself will assure that the outside wall will not move during the critical few hours of the pour.
V-Buck forms are cut on site and used in the window and door openings to secure these voids and keep them true. Observation holes are strategically placed in horizontal surfaces of these forms to view the concrete setup during the pour.