Monday, February 27, 2017

Protecting Rammed earth walls from water running down wall, and adding beauty

My buddy John Mollel found this idea on line and came to do a test earlier this month.  The idea is water runs down to the row of brick tiles sticking out and then drips off from the wall.

The other idea is it adds decorative effect.

on the back side we tried some soil from East Usambara.

5 comments:

  1. Here is another idea that may work for you especially if you have access to old corrugated metal roofing or even cut offs left over from other jobs:

    http://altbuildblog.blogspot.com/2014/12/building-adobe-wall-4-putting-on-cap.html

    I hope that will help.

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    1. thanks ches. wood is so precious. but maybe just putting the iron sheets right on the rammed earth that has a peak

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