2021 Building ICF house in southern Florida - summary        (details)

Building one of Florida's most hurricane proof ICF house in 2021.

YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/mrsallhomebased

Construction Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVrpCLWONi2MQG-xCHIOPQXwjTHtXNCeX

Real Estate / sales / landlord / building consultant for hire:
http://www.dynomitedesign.com/

We are using: www.foxblocks.com which are ICF Blocks. 

  • 2 layers of insulation (outside and inside)

  • 6" thick with poured concrete walls with rebar.

  • Thick Steel Roof/trusses.

  • Impact windows/doors

  • Steel hurricane shutters.

  • Whole house standby 500 gallon propane generator.

  • House is 12’ up from rear drainage.

  • House built on a hill which isn’t common in Florida. Great drainage, will never worry about flooding. 


Week 0: Day 1:  09/09/2021:  3,500 acres nature preserve behind new Hurricane proof ICF house in Frostproof FL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXds4a4IDVE


Week 1: Day 1:  09/10/2021:  What is behind the hurricane proof ICF house in Frostproof FL: What is behind it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFtbMvpOryQ


Week 2: Day 1:  09/19/2021:  Clearing the land - Hurricane proof ICF house in Frostproof FL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDUl2zOCIVc

 


Week 3: Day 1:  02/06/2021:  Ground preparation - Hurricane proof ICF house in Frostproof FL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jgm6lfq6sU&t=7s


Week 4: Day 1:  02/10/2021:  Foundation Building DIRT - Hurricane proof ICF house in Frostproof FL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWDrmjz2RPs

 


Week 5: Day 1:  02/16/2021:  Fence installation - Building hurricane proof ICF house in Frostproof FL.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bir55ScY4o8


Week 6: Day 1:  02/16/2021: Foundation preparing - Hurricane proof ICF house in Frostproof FL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy0d3poZVS0&t=1s

   


Week 6: Day 2:  02/17/2021:  Foundation preparing continued - Hurricane proof ICF house in Frostproof FL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtUugAnxhk4&t=1s  


Week 6: Day 3:  02/19/2021:  Foundation preparing finished - Hurricane proof ICF house in Frostproof FL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBzWhcautvI&t=1s  


Week 7: Day 1:  02/20/2021:  3D_rendering - Hurricane proof ICF house in Frostproof FL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N21EA7q0fw&t=1s


Week 8: Day 1:  02/25/2021:  Foundation digging - Hurricane proof ICF house in Frostproof FL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgxSmMQKLp0&t=1s

 


Week 9: Day 1:  02/26/2021: Laying pipes underground - Hurricane proof ICF house in Frostproof FL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7330Cgk76k&t=2s


03/24/2021:   Walking in Florida swamp.  Walking in the deep bush of central/southern Florida.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7twkPflGLJM&t=1s


Week 10: Day 1:  03/02/2021:  Prepping for cement foundation pour for Hurricane proof ICF house in Frostproof FL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yuylLQexkE  


Week 10: Day 2: 03/03/2021: Camera 1 rear. More prepping for cement foundation pour for ICF house
Camera 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtgymyN-_is   Spypoint  Link-Micro-S-LTE-V

Week 10: Day 2: 03/03/2021: Camera 2 front. More prepping for cement foundation pour for ICF house
Camera 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPKjDXbdMYA   Apeman H45 Trail Camera

 


Week 10: Day 3: 03/04/2021: Camera 1 rear. Final prepping for cement foundation pour for ICF house
Camera 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EOnRmDga0I    Spypoint  Link-Micro-S-LTE-V

Week 10: Day 3: 03/04/2021: Camera 2 front. Final prepping for cement foundation pour for ICF house
Camera 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWXGWMoD0HM    Apeman H45 Trail Camera


Frostproof trail camera just installed today, already caught an animal on it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwRJYeh9aZU


Kayaking with my golden retriever - after building my new ICF block house.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvX997Ur_2E


Week 11: Day 1: 03/08/2021: Camera 1 rear. Cement foundation pour for ICF house.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LE5I7mR9Xss   Spypoint  Link-Micro-S-LTE-V

Week 11: Day 1: 03/08/2021: Camera 2 front. Cement foundation pour for ICF house.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAftON9EtGA   Apeman H45 Trail Camera


Week 11: Day 2: 03/09/2021: Camera 1 rear. Clean-up after cement foundation pour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsOOhk5cojs    Spypoint  Link-Micro-S-LTE-V

Week 11: Day 2: 03/09/2021: Camera 2 front. Clean-up after cement foundation pour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5vJGYfim-o    Apeman H45 Trail Camera


Week 12: Day 1: 03/16/2021: Tello Drone video of new foundation just before ICF Foxblock walls are delivered and installed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGmh4c2OPrM


Foxes, Wild Turkeys and Feral Cats.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hot8js88Msc


Week 13: ICF FoxBlock Installation.  ICF walls being put up

Day 1 &2: 03/29/2021-03/30/2021:
Camera 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Gds08YOmqc
Camera 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWMntHcM2mI

End of day 3 in Week 13: 03/31/2021
Week 13: ICF FoxBlock Installation.  ICF walls being put up
Camera 1: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xVaC6ZwQOw
Camera 2: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hreo4Yp6gqI

End of day 4 in Week 13: 04/01/2021
Week 13: ICF FoxBlock Installation.  ICF walls being put up
Camera 1: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzVlzdUXVbs
Camera 2: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWFK2iD6BLw


Week 13: FINAL 04/07/2021 before cement pour ICF house. 
Water pump installed.  FoxBlock Installation.  Cement pour 04/12/2021
End of day 5 in Week 13: 04/07/2021
Camera 1: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnIGvOvwbBU


Week 14: 04/12/2021 - CEMENT pour ICF FoxBlock. Cement is being poured in the FoxBlocks today.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsVxFHE3Cn8


Week 15: Drone video before & after ICF cement pour on 04/24/2021
ICF FoxBlock drone video before and after the ICF Cement pour.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVp7i3lwabk


Week 15: 04/24/2021 Trusses ready to install ICF house trusses ready. Cement Poured, trusses ready.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4_kR0fYPwk
1) Cement poured for ICF Walls.
2) Trusses Delivered.
3) Ready to install trusses.


Week 16: Trusses and roof decking being installed ICF house.  04/25/21 – 04/26/21:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfUgP_D7DB0


Week 16: Trusses were just installed on an ICF house.  04/27/21
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGDwDTISQ7M
Decking installation next, followed by metal roof install.


Week 17 ICF house roof installation (trusses, roof decking, wall studs) 04/25/2021 to 05/03/2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kPaSMyQqVM


Week 18: ICF House Rubber underlayment installation for metal roof: 05/05/2021 – 05/08/2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H04SnKoJps


Week 19: ICF House windows and door installation.  Cat5 hurricane resistant.  05/17/2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elxE3KVmG98

Southern Florida, construction of an ICF house built to withstand CAT 5 hurricanes


Week 20:  Metal roof installation ICF House 05/27/2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkNL0yYkPqM

Southern Florida, construction of an ICF house built to withstand CAT 5 hurricanes


Week 21:  “Drone” video of ICF roof installation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQK7MBI-rgI 

A)  Wood decking (finished 05/03/2021)
B)  Rubber underlayment (finished 05/08/2021)
C)  Metal Roof (finished 06/02/2021)


Week 22: COMPLETE ICF house construction 
(video in week 20:  2021_05_28_walk_through)
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r16gUp3PyTI

Starts before the lot is cleared, goes all the way to the metal roof installation.


Week 23:  Electric wiring of an ICF house  06/03/2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr39Hlo9Jg8  


Week 24:  Re-clearing of land needed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG-kZPOfVNU  


Week 25:  Re-clearing of land completed 06/26/2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzxtgu30TR4

09/19/2020: Lot was initially cleared using by a "tree chippers/mulcher" Lamtrac LTR6140 - see Week 2 videos in this channel.
06/26/2021: Lot re-cleared.


Week 26:  Spray Insulation on Roof Decking of an ICF house 06/30/2021.  Garage ceiling was dry-walled and attic access ladder installed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y96YtY7CgzA


Week 27:  Drywall installation on ICF house 07/13/2021. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpp7ZvexCEc  


Week 28:  STUCCO COMPLETED: ICF House: 07/19/2021..CAT 5 hurricane proof house.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw9PIvyE5eo  

Week 28:  SOFFITS/FASCIA COMPLETED: ICF House: 07/23/2021..CAT 5 hurricane proof house.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpQnZFwBZ4c

Week 28:  DRYWALL AND TAPING COMPLETED: ICF House: 07/23/2021..CAT 5 hurricane proof house.
Week 28: DRYWALL & TAPING COMPLETED: ICF House 07/23/2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO254LXrzgM&t=27s






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