Hi I am nearly ready to pour a 15cm thick aircrete floor for a bathroom. Because it’s on highly reacive clay I’ve dug out 30 cms and filled it with crusher dust (fine gravel) with a plastic liner over it. I remember Hijar saying at the Mazunte workshop that I could use broken blocks and pour fresh aircrete over that. Can anyone help with the following information:
How much broken blocks can I use? (25 percent? 50 percent ? Or more?)
Do the pieces have to be small or can I use bigger sections?
Should I pour the slab in one go doing multiple 44 gallon pours to fill the space (2.5m x 4m) or should I do it in sections?
Any advice gratefully received
Does anybody have any info on prefab aircrete bricks delivered .
I’d love to compare prices with time making my own bricks
I love that I can make my own don’t get me wrong .. I will be making my own but I’d live a link to a pre fab if anybody has one firstname.lastname@example.org
@pat543bike J'habite en Estrie au Quebec. J'aimerais faire une maison ici. Je pensais que j'allais faire une maison en paile, mais peut-etre je vais faire un dome en aircrete. Peut-etre on peut partager l'information ou on se aides avec les projet. Mon courriel: email@example.com
@violetd you can check with each AHJ that you are interested in buying in and they should tell you since it is public info. I know Hemet, CA has had permitting for some time. Really all you need is an architect or engineer to get plans to the AHJ showing them how sound the structure is and how other AHJs have approved and permitted. Every AHJ must have plan submittal.
Hi Charles and Howeswar, We are im Mpumalanga and had lined up a season of natural building workshops with a fantastic facilitator but then lock down stopped travel. We have not figured out when we will start up again but here is one of the links on my Brown Earth fb page where you can follow us and find out first hand when we start up again! Viv
@Harry_PK I'm a rookie here, living in Huatulco, Mexico now after 13 years in Thai. Before that, had a pool service in So Cal for 15 yrs. Have seen construction in Thai and Mexico, both really have no building codes, basically just brick it up and cement over or tile.
The one thing I would say is get a good water sample of your source water(tested for hardness for sure) and use the best/most modern equipment now available. I always emphasize using the least amount of elbows/90 degree joints.
Other than that, if I can help in any way-shoot!