apricots & plaster sculpture
last weekend’s work party was fabulously successful. The Wall Project reached the mailbox! The mailbox is a major milestone, as it is on the northeast corner of the property. The line of the wall has now moved from the irrigation ditch a full 150 feet east in a sinuous snaking line to acheive the mailbox. […]
Make a retaining wall using quickcrete bags unopened and stacked like bricks. Wet the bags daily for a couple of days. The bags will set in the paper and mold perfectly to the other bags. The paper slowly comes off and should be gone in 6 months. Final result should be like large river rocks. Great idea! Quikrete and Sonotube both available @ your Amarillo Texas distributor: Specialty Supply Building Products, 118 S Lipscomb (806) 378-8888 www.amarilloconcretesupply.com
Just Add Water:
Concrete Cloth is a flexible, cement-impregnated fabric that hardens when its hydrated with water to form a thin, durable, waterproof and fire resistant concrete layer. Milliken & Company of Spartanburg, S.C. started marketing the product in 2011. In the United Kingdom, where it was invented, the product is called Co...
Bioengineering Could be the Answer to Dirt-Free Dams - GeoLog
Scientists are building walls of willow trees in the Southern French Alps gullies to trap dirt that blocks hydroelectric dams downstream. Sediment in rainwater washes off the steep valley slopes in the Francon marly basin into gullies. These smaller waterways then feed larger rivers. When the water reaches the slower-moving reservoirs above dams, the sediment drops out and settles behind the barrage. This can cause big problems as dams are only engineered to withstand a set about of force…