And this will protect it in places with monsoons, or would there be additional protection needed? The stucco would have added fiber or it is manufactured in this way? Looking at aircrete material to combat the heat in the tropics. Extreme weather shifts are tricky, as is sourcing supplies!
Same curiosity here. I've worked on earthships and cob structures, and the berm is obviously considered a heavy weight, and the structural integrity of the walls to hold the berm up must be highly considered. An aircrete structure, rounded in the shape of a dome, that definitely has positive levels in the structural integrity department, but berming behind/around a dome of aircrete, I can't say.
Sorry I didn't get back to you, life is pretty hectic lately. I did get the information I needed, and am trying to come up with a way to attend in WA with my wife. Don't think it will happen at this point, but that's okay, since we're looking at about a five year timeline for our plans to relocate and build one of these houses. I am hoping that sometime down the road we'll see a couple of workshops a little closer to ND.
On one of your videos, you had a form with about 12 bricks to be made at one time and then they pushed them out of the form the net day. They made curved bricks for the arched house. Do you have specs for that or can one purchase that form? I have just heard about this and am looking to make a structure on my property. I am not sure that dome (which I love) will work in the mountains of SW Virginia.
we use bender as a winch to pull a wire through a cured aircrete block. now we're preparing a 4'x4'x2' high form for a aircrete block that we intend to cut into smaller blocks during the May 15 workshop in Hawaii. We'll see how it works then.
InThailand we used cement inside and out covered with paint. We intend to use natural plaster on the interior of future domes. I believe AirCrete makes a good base for any plaster. What moisture issues are you concerned withl
Aircrete has similar qualities as concrete when it come to water. Water doesn't damage the material but it's recommended to use an exterior sealer to prevent moisture wicking into the surface.
AirCrete was developed in Sweden in the 1920s. It's used in cold climates around the world. Type II and V cement are sulfate resistant and can be used to make AirCrete.