I have been experimenting with aircrete to level the area under my hawaiian stilt shack. I think it is string enough for sidewalks and steps with these notes from my tests:
It cracks if you drive a car on it.
Batches vary a bit in strength and texture for finishing and it is difficult to impossible to get a polished finish.
Building forms is easy...I even used cardboard boxes as a test.
Dragging heavy things like a 50 gallon drum about will score the surface.
My solution for these things is to put a 1/4 to 1\2 inch layer of store bought mortar and finish it like any concrete job.
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RE: Foundations and footers. What you did.
Foundations and footers. What you did.
I am curious what sort of preperations you made to pour the floor/ foundation for your dome. Did you did a footer? How wide and how deep? Did you use aircrete or regular concrete for the footer? Did you use any reinforcing materials like rebar or wire in the footer or floor. Did you tamp or use base course gravel?
I am starting a dome and wonder if aircrete has the compression strength th support tge weight of a larger dome.
Thanks for you time.