Do you incorporate cement or lime into your rammed earth construction process?
Earthman does not use cement or lime in our standard rammed earth construction. However, in specific cases, we may utilize erosion brakes, wich contain typically around 5% of stabilizer, ensuring the longevity and resilience of the structure against rain.
How sustainable is rammed earth construction?
Rammed earth construction is renowned for its sustainability. It utilizes natural, locally-sourced materials, resulting in a low environmental impact due to reduced transportation and energy requirements. It is 100% reusable.
Can rammed earth walls support structural loads?
Yes, when designed and constructed correctly, rammed earth walls can indeed be load-bearing. They offer excellent structural strength and durability.
Is it possible to use the soil from my own property for rammed earth construction?
Yes, in most cases, we use on-site soil for rammed earth construction. After doing the required experiments and testing to assure meets our requirements.
What types of structures or objects can be created using rammed earth?
Rammed earth construction is versatile. Besides walls, it can be used to create a wide range of structures and objects, including floors, furniture, sculptures, and whatever you want to imagine.
What is the typical compressive strength of rammed earth?
The compressive strength of rammed earth can vary depending on factors such as soil composition and construction techniques. However, we can always assure a minimum of 2.4 MPa (megapascals), suitable for various building applications. From there it just goes to higher numbers.
What maintenance is required for rammed earth structures?
Rammed earth structures are generally low-maintenance. Periodic inspections and minor repairs may be needed for surface erosion on exterior walls. Maintenance can ensure the long-term durability and appearance of rammed earth walls.