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Amert Construction Pours Straw Bale Shed Foundation

Amert Construction, of Madison, SD, donated materials and their time to pour the foundation for the Summit House Straw Bale Shed.

The foundation is a four inch slab-on-grade with thickened edge.  Below the slab is 6″ x 6″ #10 reinforcing mesh, 6 mil vapor barrier, and 4 inches of washed gravel.  A 1.5″ ledge was formed into the foundation edge to support the exterior plaster coating that will eventually cover the straw bale walls.  1/2″ rebar is embedded in the concrete to impale the bottom two courses of bales (two per bale).

Huge thanks to Amert Construction!

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