Repair of Water Damaged Earthbag Dome

Repair of water damaged earthbag dome
Repair of water damaged earthbag dome

We love getting feedback from readers. The following comment was sent by Pedro Ramirez in response to a previous story about Don’t Build Domes in Wet Climates Without Roofs.

“Dear Owen,
I send this picture to Kelly explain exactly what happen on this dome, the owner is a close friend, Nohra. The main problem is not the rain, it was that the walls were too humid the earth inside them and then the rain because a plaster were made with lime didn’t protect enough the dome. Here you can see a picture of how we repair this dome after letting it dry almost a year:

Of course you can build a dome in wet climates, you just need to stabilize better the earth with a better selection (more sandy) and covering with a cement fortified plaster for exterior”

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