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Hands-On Foundations

$400

April 5 - June 8 Contact

Cost: $400

Additional Discount: 10% for family and friends participating together

The foundation is arguably the most important part of a structure, as it determines how that structure interfaces with the earth (it’s also very difficult to change a foundation later, after a building sits on top of it!). There are many different types of foundations, and we want to focus on some systems that are simple, time-tested, and effective. We will be constructing a foundation for the building that the April Immersion class will be building. Expect to learn:

  • how to layout a building on the earth
  • basic excavation
  • installing a rubble-trench footing (an ingenious hybrid combining a footing and french drain)
  • the transition from footing to stem-wall
  • poured concrete stem-wall
  • mortared stone stem wall (and/or “stone slip-form”)
  • concrete block stem-wall, with lime-based mortar
  • transitioning from foundation to natural wall
  • grading around a foundation
  • discussion about the other types of footings and foundations that we don’t cover on site

Three healthful, home-cooked meals are provided each day! You are encouraged to stay on campus throughout, either tenting or renting a cottage. Sharing time in this community of people is a wonderful part of the workshop experience.

Details

Start:
April 5
End:
June 8
Cost:
$400
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.muddauberbuilding.com

Venue

Mud Dauber School of Natural Building
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States
Phone:
315-657-3980

Organizer

Mud Dauber School of Natural Building
Phone:
315-657-3980
Email:
Website:
www.muddauberschool.com