There is more than the cement board and well frame. You will need to know the materials and tools before beginning. As you will see assembling the DURASKIRT™ cement board well is easy. Begin by gathering your supplies and tools as shown below.
Materials Needed for Making The Cement Board Well
Begin by placing a cut cement board and DURASKIRT™ well frame.
Well sides being cut after measuring. Notice the 2″ slope.
Cement Board Well Installation
Begin the cement board well by placing a panel on each side of the desired underfloor opening using the Access Well Frame between them to determine the opening width (approx. 34 ½”). Next, lay down two DURASKIRT™ panels with their backs together, white mark to white mark. Now layout and mark with the pencil the desired height and width (may vary 24 1/8”) leaving ¾” short for well front and giving the top a 2” slope. Finally, cut the two sides of the well making sure to leave the fabric at the bottom edge.
Following the above procedure, carry the cement board pieces to the opening and place them on each side of the well-frame. Using the frame, you can set and level both pieces with white marks inward, fabric outward, and using the frame to hold them in place. Make sure to leave a gap between
After finishing the cement board well sides and front leaving a gap for the lid to slide underneath the siding.
the top of the well-frame and the bottom of the siding. Now measure the outside width (35 ½”) for the front well panel so it spans over the side panels for support.
Cement Board Sides & Lid
The next step for building the cement board well is to cut the lid placing the white markdown. The lid will be 37” x 25 ½” (Cut the fabric edge off). Also, it’s important to choose a panel that is free from chips. Moreover, install it under the front edge of the Access Well Frame where you left a gap. When finished the lid should fit firmly underneath the belly band or precast concrete siding.
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Almost 20 years ago we began producing a precast concrete siding, DURASKIRT™, for skirting mobile homes. Through the years the technology has been dramatically improved with its production capability. Not only is DURASKIRT™ a viable skirting product but is used as an exterior concrete board for commercial structures for protecting insulation.
What is precast concrete siding?
DURASKIRT™ precast concrete siding for exterior use and dirt fill.
Precast concrete siding is a concrete cladding for covering the external parts of any structure. Moreover, the chemistry of today’s concrete makes for a long-lasting desirable siding worth the initial expenditure. Although costly, the ROI over time makes concrete siding the least expensive siding on the market today.
What are the benefits using concrete siding?
The obvious benefits to using concrete siding are durability, longevity and cost over time versus other products. Understandably, concrete consists of one of the oldest materials known to man. Additionally, concretes’ durability has been proven through centuries of use. Imagine the cost of replacing siding twice in the life of a building rather than simply installing concrete siding once.
Is there labor savings over other products?
Initially there usually is no difference in labor costs associated with other siding products. The main difference is you only must install concrete siding once in a life of a building. Of course, this results in a tremendous labor savings and product savings.
Are their differences in the concrete mixture vs foundation concrete?
Yes. Concrete used in foundation mixtures usually consist of stock aggregate sizes, cement and water. Precast concrete siding utilizes specially designed aggregate sizes and the addition of several distinct chemicals to enhance the plasticity, freeze thawing and shrink resistance. Other chemicals can add resistance to growing moss or ivy.
Why are there so few choices available for concrete siding?
Today there is practically nowhere you can go without seeing concrete. Due to its practicality, concrete has begun its likely journey into our homes as counters and siding. Although for centuries, concrete has been in use in terrazzo floors and terrazzo tiles. Thus, DURASKIRT™ precast concrete siding was invented in 2000 proving itself for almost twenty years that it’s a viable product.
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