The mixture used in the construction of an eco-friendly house consists of 1 part clay, sand – 2 parts and straw – 0.6 parts.
To determine the appropriate mixture, clay is mixed with sand in various ratios: 1:1, 2:3, , 2:1, 1:2, 3:1, 3:1. Water is added to stick the samples together after mixing. It is necessary that they stick together when squeezing them with the palms, which should remain relatively dry. Before construction, do not forget to buy reinforced concrete slabs here.
The perfect sample of the mixture does not break or crumble. In addition, this mixture should in no case be wet. Also, a ball of high-quality mixture and the size of a palm, when dropped from 1 meter onto soft ground, retains its shape. If it contains a lot of sand. Then it will crumble, if it flattens out, then there is an excess of clay in it.
The solution is prepared in a special pit or in a piece of tarpaulin by trampling the mixture and lifting the corners of the tarpaulin. When using a concrete mixer, it is necessary to put clay, sand, water and a couple of large stones. They, spinning with the mixture, break the clay and immure sand into it. Straw is kneaded with feet into the mixture after pouring it from the mixer.
Then, the space between the racks of the frame is filled with a mixture. To do this, use a floating formwork. Thus, the walls of the frame building are created.