Plasma cutting steel staircase Tung oil applied on trim woodwwork Floors milled from site grown trees Septic field restoration Reflecting afternoon sun Birth of a barn on Bragg Hill Radiant floors Solar panel installation Capping off the chimney Proud shape emerges on the hilltop Pumping concrete into the three gables Forming 12x12 Gables Delivering concrete from the sky Parallam beam positioning Flying flitch beam ICF window framing Precision concrete placement Lower level ICF fabrication Newly excavated driveway Finishing garage deck concrete Pouring concrete footers Rebar safety caps Surveying the construction site Checking out the excavation equipment Rapid soil stabilization Testing the soils for drainage Taking Solar Pathfinder measurements Milling downed trees onsite View to the Southeast over the Benzel Family Trust Future meadow to be cultivated Taking a stroll on Bragg Hill Road

Recycled beverage containers create waterproofing for 60 Bragg Hill

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No it’s not a space ship, although it looks like one.  You are looking at the exterior of our lower level ICF walls covered with a waterproofing membrane called Platon®. This is a Certainteed product made from high-density polyethylene 92% of which has been recycled from milk and other beverage containers.  The concept behind the interesting dimple texture of the foundation wrap is to channel natural hydrostatic pressure from underground and direct it downward into the Form-A-Drain® foundation drainage system.  This is the final layer outside the ICF walls that will be applied before the crushed stone and dirt are back filled to grade level.

Although not required, Mike Thompson applied Eco-Flex waterproofing directly to the outside of the ICF walls prior to the application of Platon®.  A little moisture vapor barrier never hurts.