MUD BUILDINGS
A DOWN TO EARTH SOLUTION FOR HOUSING PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD
water ratio

procedure

  • Calcium Chloride
  • Mix a sample of soil with water.
  • Measure the water and soil proportions.
  • Make a tight ball with palm and drop from shoulder height on hard flat surface.
  • Observer how it breaks.
  • Repeat till you get perfect ratio.

interpretations

  • Breaks into small pieces - Water is less.
  • Smashes like cake - Water is more.
  • Breaks into 3-4 pieces - Water is sufficient.

various ways in which ball of soil breaks

various ways in which ball of soil breaks

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Posted by Ar. Guruprasad Rane on 28th Jan 2006. Email: