And this council person knows only what code covers - and that's mainly one thing : CONCRETE
|Ways to do it||Pros||Cons|
|Pay someone else to make the forms||Not much work for me except supervising||Insulation at an additional cost both in materials and labor|
|Make the forms myself||Maybe a little cheaper ?||A lot of work and no insulation|
|Make the forms myself and include some insulation||Has insulation||A little more costly and labor intensive|
|Use some predefined insulative forms like ICF||Forms are also permanent insulation, very easy to set up||Frickin' sytofoam with all it's disadvantages|
|Make my own insulative forms||Forms are the Insulation||More labor intensive|
Ionel Catanescu wrote:BUT it better have concrete written somewhere otherwise you won't get any permit.
Mind you, there's work to remove even stone foundations from codes as they are seen as inappropriate.
This may be true but it's only because nobody learns how to work with stone anymore
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