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.
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: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.783493581708278.1073741896.100001429309035&type=1&l=512fa2990e
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”