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[Cob] RE: what you put over an earthbag foundation etcPatrick Newberry PNewberry at habitat.org
Thu Sep 7 12:42:38 PDT 2006
<snip> I built my foundation out of bagged sand... bags of polypro. I love the look and the sturdiness of the wall but i dont know how to get the cobb off the ground on the outside of the house and yet keep these bags from the suns rays... i am thinking i should go around the outside of the house with rocks and build the cobb walls off of these stones. has anyone else used the poly bags for their foundation and if so how did you deal with this issue. </snip> My house is built on an earth bag foundation. However I mixed some cement with the sand, got the mixture damp and tamped it down per standard earth bag type work. Once I get about off the ground a bit, I then just just cob. I did paint the top of the bags before the cob with asphalt emulsion to help with wicking moisture. Pat.
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