Rammed Earth
Clay earth construction technique
from Tierrafino

Rammed Earth is a pre-mixed earth-moist clay-sand-gravel mixture

Suitable for the production of load-bearing and non-load-bearing wall elements and floors. It can be used indoors and outdoors when protected from water and rain, and is ecologically responsible. The material is available in fine gravel grit 0/8 mm, coarse gravel grit 0/16 mm and a coarse mix of 0/32 mm.

Only acquires the necessary strength through proper compaction.

Because walls is layered, the individual layers and formwork impressions remain visible on the surface after the formwork is removed. Because of the massive structure, Walls can stay warm for a long time. Also suitable as an outer wall of an oven. May be reused or disposed as waste in the garden after use. For reuse, crush the material and moisten again with 6% water by weight. Protect the finished mixtures against the sun’s rays and rain with a plastic film.

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