I’ve read too many blogs the place individuals have spent millions of pesos to construct sub-commonplace house that ends up needing expensive maintenance. In my work, I see people with their hearts and budgets damaged as they try and renovate or construct a home. Very often my recommendation comes publish-disaster. So it is with this experience and after a number of research that I started to construct my very own house within the Philippines five years in the past.
My apologies if this has already been really helpful, I didn’t learn all the feedback. I know somebody talked about an umbrella utilizing plastic. Have you thought about excavating, again fill with 2 ft of gravel, the rest with sand after which use a pit liner (lasts forever, used by oil industry for drilling pits) because the umbrella? The pit liner can be more than enough and could be ordered in sizes that would cowl the entire house. Simply food for thought.
I haven’t got any data on the CEBs, but if they’re anything like adobe or bricks, I would not advise utilizing them in TN. Are they simply compressed or are they fired after compression? Even bricks take up water. Concrete absorbs less moisture than bricks, I think, however we still should run dehumidifiers, and in Arkansas many concrete basements require sump pumps. That is why you don’t see adobe properties east of New Mexico. They melt.
As we’ve gone by way of the process of researching log houses, my husband has encouraged me to keep up a ebook of ideas—for our log cabin generally, the landscaping, the storage and shed, and for every room in the home. Builders have beneficial this too, and I’ve executed my best to conform, filling a bath with journal clippings, brochures and booklets of fine concepts.
Bravewarrior, my house is in such a multitude that I don’t take pictures now. We have misplaced three closets resulting from water leaking, and the stuff is sitting around on the floor and in piles. I misplaced one valuable quilt to dryrot, so my household quilts are in trunks, causing me to have too many trunks; things like vacuum cleaners (my husband collects outdated Kirbys) are sitting round and one is getting used for a coat rack in our bedroom. Tell you what, if I can discover the pictures of the house earlier than all this tragedy happened and scan them in, I will show them. How’s that for a plan? Thanks for asking.