Nothing new to report on that Corley house that nearly collapsed. Still braced, still unoccupied. Another lot on Corley Avenue did provide some interest, though.
We saw a man assembling giant lego pieces in a newly-dug foundation pit. He had just started work, but I was the fourth person to ask what he was making.
Rob turned out to be an affable guy, quite willing to tell us about an amazing foundation-building product … Nudura insulated concrete forms. Canadian product, too.
Eighteen-inch tall blocks snap together, seated on a good, pre-poured concrete pad. Plastic spacers click into place and hold rebar rods in position while concrete is pumped into the forms. Drywall can be applied directly to the inside walls … no need for studs, further insulation or moisture barrier. Neat and sweet!
I have a standing invitation to follow the site as it progresses. The plan is to make a nice, little house in a space that used to hold a couple of garages. Promising beginning.
Josh is Rob’s son, I believe.