Essential Earthbag Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide (SustainableBuilding Essentials Series)BOOK DETAILSeries: Sustainable Building Essentials Series (Book 8) Paperback: 144 pages Publisher: New Society Publishers (May 1,2018) Language: English ISBN-10: 0865718644 ISBN-13: 978-0865718647 Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inchesShipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)Book DescriptionBuild economical and resilient earthbag structures using simple tools and techniques. Earthbag construction- building withpolypropylene bags usually filled with earthen materials- is a versatile, easy-to-master, low-impact, and highly durableform of building, suitable for structures from houses to root cellars. Containing over 75 photos and illustrations, EssentialEarthbag Construction is a practical guide to this affordable method of building. Going well beyond the scope of othersources, this indispensable manual is packed with all the information you need to determine if it's the right choice for yourproject, and to start building. Distilling decades of experience, research, and best practices, it covers: Materialspecifications, performance, and when and where to use it Pros and cons of different fills from gravel, to earth and clay, toinsulative perlite, rice hulls, and volcanic stone Illustrated, step-by-step guidance for efficient bag filling and installationDetails for various designs, including domes and arches Foundation options and seismic and stability considerationsFinishing and maintenance techniques Tools and materials Additional resources. Essential Earthbag Construction presentsthe practical guidance and best practices for both the DIYer and professional to design and build high-quality earthbagstructures.
Earthbag Building is the first comprehensive guide to all the tools, tricks, and techniques for building with bags filled with earth-or earthbags. Having been introduced to sandbag construction by the renowned Nader Khalili in 1993, the authors developed this "Flexible Form Rammed Earth Technique" over the last decade. A reliable method for constructing homes, outbuildings, garden walls and much more, this enduring, tree-free architecture can also be used to create arched and domed structures of great beauty-in any region, and at home, in developing countries, or in emergency relief work.
With dedicated sections on costs, making your own specialized tools, and building code considerations, as well as a complete resources guide, Earthbag Building is the long-awaited, definitive guide to this uniquely pleasing construction style. 2b1af7f3a8