[Strawbale] Tyre foundation

Barbara barbara at amazonails....uk
Tue Nov 3 15:15:00 CET 2009

Hi Jure

We have built several buildings using car tyres as foundations. All have
full UK building regulation approval and are made using rammed stone or
reclaimed road scrapings. As with all foundations you must remove all top
soil and make sure that the subsoil is strong enough to take the loads of
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From: strawbale-bounces at amper....muni.cz
[mailto:strawbale-bounces at amper....muni.cz] On Behalf Of Jure Požar
Sent: 01 November 2009 08:58
To: Strawbale at amper....muni.cz
Subject: [Strawbale] Tyre foundation




I got attention from Tia & Donald and building a tyre foundation. How did it
turn out at the end and after some time now? I am planning to do a 2 rows of
residue tyre foundation for my house, so this is why I am asking. Are there
any test done so far on what is the lifetime of such foundation and if any
problems are encountered and what should you pay attention to. I am planning
to make a first fow of tyres into the ground and the second above ground.
Shall the tyres be filled with a gravel?



Jure Požar 


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Crescent Street
OL14 5HA

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