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[Cob] Well it seemed like a good foundation...

Dirtcheapbuilder-Charmaine tms at
Sat Jan 26 13:06:05 CST 2008

On Jan 26, 2008, at 7:32 AM, Peter Kaulback wrote:

Now I have been able to fill the new cave ins under my deck but I wonder
what I could do in the future to prevent or lessen the impact of such
natural occurrences?

Peter Kaulback

Peter--  Possibly dig a  deep footer wider than the cob oven to-be, 
fill with gravel, lined the sides with cast off cinder blocks, bricks, 
fill with gravel and poured over with a lime slurry so it will harden 
back to limestone over time forming a solid mass, thus providing a 
"stablized pad" to build upon?

using time as your friend the low cost deep pad will provide a solid 
base for your next oven or bench

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