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The Fleming Students complete the Rammed Earth Walls!

With the guidance of James, Mark and Kevin from Tapial Homes, the Fleming sustainable building students have completed the rammed earth walls as part of the foundation for the log & straw building they are building for the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve.

Rammed earth is a method of building beautiful and incredibly strong and durable walls using dirt (actually a very specific blend of porperly sized aggregates), clay a tiny percentage of cement binder and varying levels of pigment.

The boys from Tapial Homes have the process and equiment figured out perfectly and were a real pleasure to learn from. I loved it as I got to sit back and learn as well - always fun.

The process went down without a hitch and we are all thrilled at the results.

Check out the process:

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