Patti Stouter has been busy talking to bag suppliers, and ordering and testing samples. The goal is to create a list of the best suppliers with the best products and prices. (We currently have a short list of suppliers on our Resources page at EarthbagBuilding.com, but it’s more of a random list of companies.) Here’s Patti’s latest email about a new discovery of fine mesh bags.
“I tamped a segment of it full of earth and it was very strong. Look at this photo- this is very common as an infill section in a plastic bag, or a back to let it breathe. I assume it is less expensive than the raschel or leno bags because the fibers are smaller. It appears to be sewn on both sides with a plastic tape, but I am surprised at how strong it is. If someone else wants to look into this in future…. here it is.”