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Cob: Earth Floor!Charmaine R Taylor tms at northcoast.com
Thu Nov 1 19:53:18 PST 2001
I can respond on a poured stepping stone and step off from a patio I made of clay-lime and volcanic ash. I doubted clay and sawdust-lime could stand up in our wet weather, but had to cover a small bumpy tree stump just off a patio slab. So I framed it roughly, and poured a mix of woodchips, sawdust and clay-lime last June. 2000 The mix stood up well over the winter, did not dissolve, but was crumbly on the edges. I did not put down a sand pad or anything but pull out the weeds in my way. This summer I poured a new mix of the clay-with volcanic ash and am more pleased. The wide step-off is spongy to the foot, but does not crack or move, even near the edges. The first night a real live bear tred on it and 3 Racoons left prints too...I sorta like them there, but the "step" is holding up well, and I'd like to pour a "floor" under a work area which is just gravel now, and in future will pour a floor over a cement floor in my studio just to see how it holds up and feels. You can patch any earth floor. Charmaine Taylor/ Taylor Publishing http://www.dirtcheapbuilder.com
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