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The need for Thin Shell concrete off grid homes

Updated on February 19, 2017

Thin Shell Concrete homes

NO Bearing walls
NO Bearing walls | Source

Monolithic concrete thin shell homes off grid

Because a monolithic thin shell concrete structure is air tight cooling and heating the interior that has become a confined space takes less energy

Foundation

Monolithic concrete pour footer and concrete floor.
Monolithic concrete pour footer and concrete floor.

Typical foundation with dowels

Rough plumbing any electrical etc as with any home only difference is that in a thin shell concrete home there are steel rods coming out of the foundation every six inches this is what the steel bars are tied to so as to form a cage.

Steel cage

Concrete onto steel rebar

Once the steel cage is tied it is only a matter of deciding what material to use to keep the concrete against the steel bar long enough to cure. In ancient times mounds of dirt would be used once the concrete cured the dirt would be dug out from under the hardened concrete and used again and again. For the homes being built in Port Charlotte / Northport, Florida a plastic coated type lathe will be used that will not rust.

Concrete Shell

Metal Stud walls

Using metal studs you place the interior walls wherever you want since here are no load bearing walls any interior design can be accomplished.

Second Story option

An Arch is three times stronger than a square

Because of the design and strength of an arch a second story can easily be added either concrete or framed. DRD Enterprises Inc of Davie, a pioneer in thin shell concrete construction, believes that the future of construction is thin shell concrete homes. Only in airtight homes will people enjoy fresh air.

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