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Message - Re: STABILISED SOIL/MUD BRICK STRUCTURES

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Posted by  Alejandro Folchi on March 09, 1999 at 22:14:11:

In Reply to:  STABILISED SOIL/MUD BRICK STRUCTURES posted by CHARLES BOYLE on February 18, 1999 at 03:23:09:

I know that one way to stabilize the mud is to add tarr (in spanish: asfalto/brea) to the mix. I do not know in which proportions. If my memory does not fail me the Incas (or some other pre-columbian american civilization) used it.
If you are looking for a cheap way to build why dont you try precast concrete blocks (if you can get cement in Salomon islands). I have seen in Urugay a fellow make his own block out of sheet metal molds.
Wish you good luck!!!  


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