Leave-In-Place Concrete Wall Forms
For the Construction of Homes and Other Residential
and Commercial Buildings
A Recent Study Concluded That JayWall's Leave-In-Place
Concrete Wall Forms Make Traditional Formed Concrete Walls and
Poured Cinder Block (CMU) Wall Construction Obsolete.
This is a "Must Read" for all Architects, Engineers, Developers,
Builders, and Everyone Associated With the Construction of Homes
and Other Residential and Commercial Buildings.
JayWall's Leave-In-Place Concrete Wall Forms were specifically designed to replace the ever increasing use of the inferior "poured cinder block" method of constructing homes and other residential and commercial buildings. In this regard, a recent "Time & Motion Study" was conducted to compare the JayWall Reinforced Concrete Building System to poured cinder block (cmu) wall construction. Poured cinder block construction didn't stand a chance. In fact, the study concluded that JayWall out performs poured cinder block construction; (1) In wind load capacity - protecting both people and property from the ravages of hurricane and tornado force winds, (2) In energy conservation - providing great savings in heating and cooling costs, and (3) in erection time - providing great savings in construction costs. In concrete wall construction, both JayWall forms and cinder blocks serve as “concrete forms“. A standard JayWall form measures 4 ft. x 8 ft., which is 32 times larger than a cinder block. However, in cinder block wall construction, workers set concrete forms only eight inches high and sixteen inches wide (only one square foot) at a time. The workers repeat this costly and time consuming process over, and over, and over. Then, using this extremely expensive, and time consuming method of setting concrete forms; after enough blocks are finally laid, concrete can be poured into the cinder block cavities. In most cases, "vertical rebar" is only placed, and concrete is only poured, in "every other" cinder block cavity, and since cinder blocks are not conducive to the placement of "horizontal rebar", horizontal rebar is omitted. The pouring of concrete in only every other cavity, the omission of horizontal rebar, the weakness of cinder block mortar joints, and the weakness of the webs and end walls of the cinder blocks themselves, renders poured cinder block buildings vastly inferior to Jaywall's "solid" reinforced concrete walls and far more subject to damages and destruction from hurricane and tornado force winds. Further, the JayWall is shipped to the construction site with (1) metal stud wall framing in place, (2) thermal insulation in place, and (3) exterior wall sheathing in place, while these time consuming and costly operations are separate and apart in poured cinder block construction. Conclusion: This study found that JayWall's Leave-In-Place Concrete Wall Forms can be erected an amazing ten times faster than cinder block wall forms. This equates to a ratio of 10 to 1, a cost savings of 900%. Meaning that for every $100,000 spent in erecting cinder blocks, only $10,000 would be spent erecting the JayWall, an amazing savings of $90,000 in erection costs. This study also concluded that since the JayWall Reinforced Concrete Building System is structurally superior, and at the same time provides a great cost savings over poured cinder block construction, it would be irresponsible for architects, engineers, developers, and builders to squander both private and public funds by continuing to build inferior poured cinder block structures.