SOLUM Rammed Earth Builders Ltd. are leaders in the construction of environmental wall systems and related design services. Solum is located in heart of the Okangan Valley in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. We have been in business for over 10 years and provides services to residential, commercial and municiple clients through Canada and the United States.
Rammed earth is an ancient building technique that is seeing a ressurgance in popularity due to its sustainability and asthetic appeal. The materials used are sandy-clayey gravels and soils, which are compacted inside a formwork, similar to a concrete framework.
Our stabilized rammed earth walls and structures are composed of several layers. For each layer, the soil is poured approximately 15 cm thick into the formwork and then rammed with a rammer. After the compaction stage, the thickness of each layer of earth is typically 8–10 cm. The procedure is then repeated until completion of the wall.
For traditional or ancient rammed earth construction, referred to today as “unstabilized
rammed earth”, the only binder is clay. Today, modern contstruction uses other binders such as cement or lime. This is often called “stabilized rammed earth”. This increases the durability and mechanical performance of our environmental wall systems and related designs.
Solum Builders creates stabilized structural and feature rammed earth walls and other structures that are eco friendly, aesthetically pleasing, custom designed, energy efficient, and healthy.
Contact Grant Tweter at Solum Builders today to start building your dream.
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