I finished the rammed earth garden wall on the backside of my house compound. I need to put a cap on.
We learned some and are learning more.
1- if mixture is too moist it sticks to the forms when removing. it is barely wet.
2- the ramming is not with much force by about 4 passes.
3- the wall are hard
So we started on the walls for a garage/ grain store. I am using two neighbor teenagers who have no training. I pay 10,000 shs per formwork which is about 1m2 of wall. 40cm thick
I had a visitor architect and we went through the pricing and it only decreases cost of wall about 30% when both cement block and rammed earth are unfinished. I thought it would be more than that.
I could decrease the width of the wall to 30 cm and maybe save 25%