Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The House that Mark Built

In the story of the Three Little Pigs, they tried 3 different ways to build their houses...........straw, twigs, and bricks. The story is outdated because we are building our house out of styrofoam and cement! It is a new way to build homes so they are more energy efficient in the winter and summer and will with-hold the force of strong, and I mean strong winds here in southern Alberta. It is an interesting way to build a home, it is almost like putting Lego pieces together. You build up the walls, reinforce with rebar( that is where I come in) then pour the walls with cement with a 5- 5 1/2 slump. I am learning a lot living up here! When we put in our triple pane windows and I think we will be set for any weather condition.

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