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[Cob] rubble trench foundation questionsAmanda Peck ap615 at hotmail.com
Sun May 1 20:02:39 PDT 2005
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_4eee_3e27_1e4f Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed No. The point of draining to daylight is to get the water that could cause frost heave away from your foundation. The water won't come from your house, but from around it. (in my case, towards the bottom of a hill--but it could be ground water, or runoff from the roof. I was concerned enough to have TWO drains one a couple of feet out.) You could insulate the outside of the trench--styrofoam or something, lay insulation out underground a ways from there. (this might make it a "shallow frost-protected foundation" instead of a pure rubble trench) Here is one of a couple of zillion links--and they do do them differently, some really are on a gravel filled trench. Running a search on the phrase, without the quotation marks, will give you useful links. http://oikos.com/esb/43/foundations.html Here's an interesting post on the strawbale list from '99. It does involve the gravel-filled version, and two of the people are from Canada. http://listserv.repp.org/pipermail/strawbale/1999-April/023116.html What's making me wonder about it is those big pole foundations that cover the inside of the trench. How well will it drain? James wrote just to me (and I'm seeing it as an attachment, so I can't snip!) ------=_NextPart_000_4eee_3e27_1e4f--
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