When we visit a WarmForm installation site we often share techniques and installation experience with the installer to try to get them off on a strong start with the work.
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WarmForm first time – what’s that like?
As mentioned in the previous post the builder for the New Lebanon, NY project was building with WarmForm for the first time. Just as most builders in this region and North, they are accustomed to building foundations four feet and deeper to reach below frost. In situations like this the ease of a WarmForm installation […]
WarmForm does the INSTALL!
Every once in a while us WarmForm people like to get out to see a customer installation. It helps us to see how customers are managing since the majority right now are installing WarmForm for the first time. We like to see what is coming easily to the customer, as well as what needs some […]
Beautiful cabin and freestanding garage on WarmForm
Cabin recently completed in Pownal, Maine. Photo by C Heidi Kirn Photography. More photos of the WarmForm set-up here.
WarmForm PH8 profile build on Nantucket
We are happy to share some WarmForm install photos from Civic Carpentry in Nantucket who is installing a PH8 based slab right now.
Good Press for WarmForm project in Ann Arbor
This WarmForm installation from 2019 has gotten some good press on design sites around the internet since the house was completed. See one at the Dezeen site.
A year ago – WarmForm does DOE’s IMPEL+
A year ago your fearless WarmForm leaders, Scott Hedges and myself, were invited to participate in a Workshop organized by the Department of Energy’s Berkley National Laboratory. This workshop was all about taking innovators, who conventionally are not accustomed to explaining the significance of their work, and train them to explain it to others succinctly. […]
Build a Pretty Good House with WarmFörm
A great video by the BS (Building Science) and Beer youtube channel about building an improved energy performance house – not going all the way for the stringent Passive House standard, but rather what they describe as a “pretty good house”. The host Mike Maines describes the basics of this approach to building and architect […]
Photos back from customer building on Maine island
Our customer John from Maine has been sharing progress pictures as he sets up his WarmFörm slab on the Maine island that he makes home. This is a great sequence and you can easily see how the parts go together. As of today they have finished setting up their WarmFörm and are ready for their […]
Stone Prep Swedish Style
This unusual earthwork tool, here fitted to a tilting rotating excavator head, is common for quickly smoothing stone beds used under WarmFörm type frost protected shallow foundations in Sweden. This particular photo is a driveway bed, but the same earthwork tools are used for fast prep of stone base beds for houses. So if you […]