Technique Overview

Poured Earth

The soil, in a liquid state, is poured like concrete into formworks. The soil characteristics must be very sandy or gravely and should be stabilised.
This technique is a new development and is very seldom used. The reason is that the high water content of the soil will induce a lot of shrinkage when it will dry. Thus the wall will crack and generally a lot.

Courtesy CRATerre -EAG
New Zealand (Photo Milles Allen)
Brasil, Rio de Janeiro - 1949 (Photo Unknown)
New Zealand (Photo Milles Allen)


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