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[Cob] foundation rock typeCharmaine Taylor tms at northcoast.com
Fri Jun 25 10:53:02 PDT 2004
Jill-- Hydrated Lime has been used for decades on air strips and roads for stabilizing it. 2-6% hydrated lime, tilled into the soil will make it impervious to rain/heave/swell, and can be done once you dig the footer/footprint for your cob house. go to this free site at NLA and read the info. I also carry booklets on doing the same thing. IN Australia they did a big job on an entire houing project for the hosues, sidewalks, roads because the soil was so poor and 'shifting'. a disc tiller or manual method can be used to the right depth to ensure safe base for the house. www.lime.org and search for the documents below: http://www.lime.org/SOIL.PDF http://www.lime.org/Construct104.pdf > Charmaine Taylor Publishing books at dirtcheapbuilder.com PO Box 375 Cutten CA 95534 707-441-1632 www.dirtcheapbuilder.com www.papercrete.com Hi-dee-ho everyone. > > We are busy over here preparing land and house site... questions: > > 1. Our "soil" is almost entirely clay - on all 10 acres. How does this > affect (if at all) the foundation, since clay expands and shrinks with > the rain. > > Jill & gang > > _____
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