[Strawbale] Concrete Base - foundations question??

Biff Vernon biff at biffvernon....co.uk
Tue Apr 3 14:37:44 CEST 2007

Ah yes, you need a strong floor.  But concrete is a modern material, mostly used since the demise of the heavy horse.  My point remains intact.  Do allow the limecrete plenty of time to carbonate before allowing iron shod horses on it.  Best advice from Ty-Mawr at: http://www.lime.org.uk/
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Cummings, Simon 
  To: European strawbale building discussions 
  Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 8:59 AM
  Subject: RE: [Strawbale] Concrete Base - foundations question??



  I agree.  I do need strength as it's a stable block for horses (i.e. heavy animals!).  Limecrete is an option but I've not yet found enough information on cost etc to make a final decision.


  For now the important question remains regarding the design of the foundations.







  From: strawbale-bounces at amper....muni.cz [mailto:strawbale-bounces at amper....muni.cz] On Behalf Of Biff Vernon
  Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 5:25 PM
  To: European strawbale building discussions
  Subject: Re: [Strawbale] Concrete Base - foundations question??


  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?

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