Wall construction process

  • US 5,894,704 A
  • Filed: 02/25/1997
  • Issued: 04/20/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/25/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A wall construction process for building a wall comprising the steps of:

  • a) providing a concrete footing having a plurality of vertical dowels each extending upwardly therefrom to a point past a top of the wall to be constructed;

    b) constructing a reinforcing screen by attaching screen reinforcing bars to and across said plurality of vertical dowels;

    c) providing a plurality of spacers;

    d) placing said plurality of spacers adjacent to said reinforcing screen in a manner such that said spacers define a plane against which a substantially planar surface may be positioned;

    e) providing a plurality of sheets of a foam insulating material having a first and second substantially planar surface;

    f) positioning one of said first and second surfaces against said spacers;

    g) providing a plurality of sheets of sheet-form lathe;

    h) positioning said plurality of sheets of sheet-form lathe against said remaining first and second surfaces of said foam insulation that are not against said spacers;

    i) fastening said plurality of sheets of sheet-form lathe, said plurality of sheets of foam insulation material, said spacers, and said reinforcing screen together in a manner such that each sheet of said plurality of sheets of foam insulation material is in contact with at least one spacer; and

    j) blowing a blown concrete mixture against said plurality of sheets of foam insulation material from a direction wherein said reinforcing screen is positioned between said plurality of sheets of foam insulation material and said nozzle from which said blown concrete is discharged.

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