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The complete guide to building affordable earth-sheltered homes : everything you need to know explained simply

Author: Robert McConkey
Publisher: Ocala, Fla. : Atlantic Pub. Group, ©2011.
Series: Back to basics building.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Construction experts and earth-sheltered homebuilders have been interviewed and their expertise is included in this guide to help you learn how you can create your own underground home. Details of construction methods are found throughout the book, including tips and advice for planning, excavation, flooring, walls, framing, waterproofing, roofing, drainage, and insulation. You will also learn how to pour your own  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert McConkey
ISBN: 9781601383730 1601383738
OCLC Number: 316834196
Description: 288 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Earth sheltered housing: the good, the bad, the ugly --
The oldest abode: the history and development of earth-sheltered homes --
The best laid plans: design, planning, and preparation to build an earth-sheltered home --
The good earth: site development for an earth-sheltered home --
On a firm foundation: footing and foundation construction for an earth-sheltered home --
Wired for success: installing your utilities --
Home is where the earth is: erecting an earth-sheltered home --
Here comes the rain: insulation, waterproofing, and ventilation --
The icing on the cake: finishes and amenities --
Home sweet home: what to expect living in an earth-sheltered home.
Series Title: Back to basics building.
Other Titles: Building affordable earth-sheltered homes
Responsibility: by Robert McConkey.

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Construction experts and earth-sheltered homebuilders have been interviewed and their expertise is included in this guide to help you learn how you can create your own underground home. Details of construction methods are found throughout the book, including tips and advice for planning, excavation, flooring, walls, framing, waterproofing, roofing, drainage, and insulation. You will also learn how to pour your own footings and floor, how to dry stack concrete block walls, how to use post and beam framing, and how to waterproof the membranes. With the information provided in this book, you can start planning and building your own earth-sheltered home in no time so that you, too, can benefit from the natural protection of the earth.--COVER.

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Building an Affordable Earth House

by Savase (WorldCat user published 2012-03-14) Good Permalink

The Energy costs of an earth-sheltered home can be as much as 80% lower than a conventional home's energy costs. Is this enough reason to read this book? I guess, Yes!! But there are much more such as: a life span that can be two to three times longer than the conventional housing, reducing the material...
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