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[Cob] soil cement foundationJUDITH WILLIAMS williams_judith at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 3 06:46:45 PDT 2005
Sounds like we are at about the same stage of construction. Ordinarily I would be frustrated at the slow progress (of digging) but in this case I really appreciate the time to consider all the options as I work. Here is what I have almost certainly settled on for the stem wall over the rubble trench foundation. I will go with earthbags filled with a mixture of soil, large pumice, and lime. This eliminates the need for any forms and is something I can do without assistance. The only concern is that the filled bags will be too heavy to handle but I'm sure I could get innovative about that. Earthbag Construction by Hunter and Kiffmeyer is very helpful on a lot of subjects. I have sent for a sample bag from a manufacturer but have not checked my mail in ages so..... But that's it. I went last night and got perforated pipe for drainage in the bottom of the trench and will be out there again today doing whatever needs to be done.
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