Max Stadnyk wrote:I have been in and around the construction industry for almost 50 years. I prefer rammed earth (RE) wall systems over ICF systems for a few key reasons. The first is just a simple reduction of material needed. Re does not need an interior or exterior finish, so no drywall, paint, siding, etc. It adds a thermal heating and cooling mass. Done correctly it`s a minimum 500 year home anywhere on planet earth. For me it`s a no brainer.
Rammed earth takes no more time than a stick built home.