This is a call for assistance from a librarian who can help find a book on how to make do-it-yourself soil stabilizers for natural home builders. About two years ago I published a blog post titled DIY Soil Stabilizer Recipe that has received quite a few comments. Now it’s time to take things to the next level.
California-based startup Watershed Materials, with support from the National Science Foundation, has spent the last four years researching and developing a concrete alternative. Currently, their studies have produced a masonry created with natural, mineral based geopolymers, that has incredible strength and very low-carbon footprint.
Many ancient structures and works of art may have been made with geopolymer. We’ve talked about this theory on our blog before. This video shows some very compelling close up images that supports the geopolymer theory. If confirmed, the history books will have to be rewritten. The sound quality is not so good, but keep watching and I think you’ll be amazed.
“With energy production and raw material shortages becoming increasingly pertinent issues around the world, designer Peter Trimble has demonstrated a radical method of manufacture that addresses both issues.
This blog post is highly relevant for those living in Canada and Alaska who are looking for a low cost replacement for Portland cement. Alaska buys most of their cement from Korea. This video shows how to make geopolymer using dirt cheap local materials, many of which are from industrial waste streams.
Illustrations and photographs clarify the stages of how the Pyramids of Egypt were built with Chris Massey’s water shaft theory.