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Conventional Construction in Habitat Home

Updated: Nov 26, 2021

On October 30th, seven volunteers showed up for a solid day of work. They started doing what we would call conventional construction in an ICF ( Insulated Concrete Form) ECO home.

Although the outside walls are concrete, the inside floor joists and partition walls are framed with wood. A ledger was attached to the front of the house to attach the front porch. J-Bolts are set in the ledger so that when concrete is poured in the walls the ledger is locked in place. The 2 X 10 floor joists are set conventionally resting on a concrete ledge on the inside of the front wall.

If you can make it, please come and join us this week. We work from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. No tools are needed and lunch is provided. You must be 17 to work in construction at the site. The home is located in Jefferson off Highway 88. From Jefferson take West Main (Highway 88) to McFarland Publishing. Turn right on Hickory Hill Road and a left on West Hickory Hill. The site is over the top of the hill. Habitat for Humanity is a Christian Housing Ministry that builds homes in 70 countries around the world. We are building our eighth house here in Ashe County. We would like for you to be a part of it. Church and business teams are more than welcome to schedule a work day. Don't wait! Call and leave us your contact information (336) 846-2525

Please pray for our safety and success.


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