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2-Day Hands-on Foundations

$380

April 2 - April 3 Contact

DATES: This course is offered 2 times- April 2/3rd or April 15/16th

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 12

INSTRUCTORS: Greg + Rebecca

Even a well-built structure is only as durable as its foundation, and foundations are challenging to repair later on. It’s really important to start with a good one!

Join us in constructing a start-to-finish foundation for a future cob building. We will begin with excavation, end by installing a cob bond beam across the foundation, and cover everything in between.

For this class, we will primarily be using recycled concrete (referred to as “urbanite”) for our masonry material. Our foundation will have some curves to it (not rectilinear in shape), and will be split into three segments, as a teaching tool. One section of the wall will be dry-laid urbanite. The second section will be urbanite laid in a cement-based mortar. The third will be a hybrid of poured concrete and stacked urbanite, installed within a temporary wooden formwork. Learning here with urbanite will translate to using stone, concrete block (CMUs), brick, or poured concrete. We will also have a pile of natural stone available to stack, for practice. Discussions will cover topics not explored through our hands-on work.

 

Details

Start:
April 2
End:
April 3
Cost:
$380
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
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