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[Cob] Flood resistance - NOT!paul dotpaul at paulleblanc.net
Sun Jul 22 08:11:11 PDT 2007
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ocean Liff-Anderson" <ocean at woodfiredeatery.com> To: "paul" <dotpaul at paulleblanc.net> Cc: <coblist at deatech.com> Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2007 10:50 AM Subject: Re: [Cob] Flood resistance - NOT! > one of the cardinal rules with cob: never build in a flood plain. > basically, flood is catastrophic for cob. ianto has some great "before > and after" shots of a beautiful, completed cob that he helped build for > some folks in texas - who insisted it was a "hundred year flood plain" - > turned out the year after the building was finished was the hundred year > flood. totally destroyed. > So, zero hope even with a little cement mixed in? Even with "creative" plastering? > don't do it. of course, my restaurant's cob was is also in the hundred > year flood plain. and the last "big" flood was in 1970. but you never > know... You guys have the Willamette river nearby, right? It seemed to me that you had the elevation out at the road to avoid flooding, though. I guess not. Did you see this year's Mud Bog?
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