[Strawbale] Concrete Base - foundations question??

Biff Vernon biff at biffvernon....co.uk
Mon Apr 2 18:24:43 CEST 2007

Why do you require a large concrete base?  What's the point of using an eco-friendly material like straw bales on top of an eco-unfriendly material such as concrete?

How about an earth floor, or limecrete if you really need something solid?

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Cummings, Simon 
  To: strawbale at amper....muni.cz 
  Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 2:59 PM
  Subject: [Strawbale] Concrete Base - foundations question??


  I am planning on building a straw bale stable block which requires a large concrete base.

  Does anyone have experience of creating suitable foundations for straw bale walls when incorporating a large concrete base.  The problem I see is trying to make the foundation suitably breathable for the bales while making the foundation sit within the surrounding base?

  Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.



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