Malcolm Thomas wrote:Just as an aside , how many cement structures with steel re-bar today are crumbling just 60 or so years after their making. Cement has its place but not anywhere near a genuine stone and mud mortar house, ive seen the result of cowboy builder jobs on stone houses and its ugly. For stone its got to be a natural material such as lime or mud .
Dustin Fife wrote:Thank you all for the excellent advice. It sounds like urbanite will work, if I do it right (namely, draining the foundation).
But now we have a new problem: The cabin location is probably only about 2-4 feet higher than the lowest point. It runs right next to a creek that drains into swampland only about 20 yards from the cabin site. Poor planning on my part. Needless to say, I don't think there's enough elevation to keep the foundation well-drained. What do ya'll think?
Malcolm Thomas wrote:Another quickie , You wanna get your hands on the Foxfire book ,
Dustin Fife wrote:Thanks again for the comments. I don't mind raising the foundation higher, but how does that fix the high water table problem? Also, it seems that a higher foundation would require rebar?