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Oh, the Basement Walls...
In trying to rent forms for the basement walls, we found that doing owner-builder had some issues. These companies would not rent to a contractor without impeccable credit nor a homeowner WITH impeccable credit. But between us and the contractor and a lost week, we finally were able to get hold of the forms. We are allowed to rent old, broken forms for $3300. Plywood with 2x4 forms would have been far less expensive but this is faster and ensures no blow outs with cement.
We have to haul 125 80lb forms here from Vancouver, oil them, put them up, pour cement, then take them down, clean them, take them out of the hole, and stack them back on the trucks to haul back to Vancouver.