Journal: Earth-Homes and Trash for Building

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Rammed Earth Construction (Using Tires)

In the tire method, a row of used automobile tires is simply laid atop the concrete footing, perhaps centered around steel reinforcing bars that extend out of the footing. The tires are then filled with soil. About 1,000 tires are used to build the walls of a 2,000 sq ft 1609.6 sq m) house.

the prepared soil into these molds, which are removed after the walls are completed. The rammed-earth tire method is a commonly used alternative.