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Chris Meador
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« on: February 27, 2017, 12:07:12 PM »

Hi, my name is Chris Meador, I own and operate Permasystems - a company's whose mission is to design, build, and supply low-impact, perennial and functional structures - including those made out of ferrocement. I took Paul Sarnstrom’s FC/LFC course in 2014 and it changed my life! Currently Permasystems mostly builds 300 gallon LFC cisterns, primarily for rainwater harvesting storage. I have been doing this for 2 years. I have also built LFC planter box - type things.

My website is http://www.Permasystems.org

When I was young I watched my “godfather” build things with ferrocement: planters, retaining walls, covers, tables, and amazing art, like a mountain lion. This planted the seed of LFC in me. 

I am interested in building the following out of FC/LFC:
- Roof
- Home/shed/structure
- Hot tub
- Much larger water tanks and imitation rock tanks
- Retaining walls
- Tables
- And much more!

I will post pictures and descriptions of my work in appropriate parts of this site. Here is a little more info:

Link to video of multiple rainwater harvesting LFC cisterns at a residential home that provides water to their native garden and natural pool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ngiw_EHTjM

This link provides a little more information about how I build the tanks http://www.Permasystems.org/laminated-ferrocement.html

Link to our blog post about ferrocement http://www.permasystems.org/blog/category/ferrocement



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upston
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2017, 08:01:35 AM »

Hi Chris,
I took a look at your web site, really great stuff. Have you considered adding gray water to your storage systems ? Lots of good water going down the drain that could be used on plants?

Also I liked the water gauge on top of the tanks, can you tell us how they work and perhaps a description of how you make your tanks.

Brad
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