Jun 30, 2004, 4:49 PM
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Has anyone actually sucessfully used concrete form systems (the kind with the foam/wire forms and ties) to build? I've searched Mexconnect and found lots of requests for info, but no posts from people who've actually used it. Some anecdotal info. (none negative, which I suppose is a good sign!). Apparently there is a distributor of Covintech, one of these building systems, in San Miguel de Allende, where I've just bought a small fixer-upper.
Background: Said fixer-upper needs to be completely renovated. Among other things, there are currently seven foot ceilings on the first floor, and a tiny, jerryrigged second floor "addition" consisting solely of a dormer-like bedroom. I'd like to get rid of the second floor and roof entirely, build the walls higher, then add a complete second floor. I'm thinking of using Covintech, at least for the second floor (and maybe for sister walls to the original first floor walls if necessitated by the construction) but am somewhat put off by the fact that I can't find anyone that knows anything about it.
Any advice? Or would it be cheaper and easier to just tear down the whole damn thing and start from scratch?
Thanks in advance.
"The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly I discover there is no reason." John Cage
(This post was edited by not_ally on Jun 30, 2004, 4:52 PM)