Exterior sealing for straw bale house
About a decade ago a friend built a straw bale house in New Buffalo, MI. Look up its weather to see what challenges it faces.
Moisture is the biggest challenge. He tried for over a year to find a company in the Midwest that would spray a form of concrete onto the exterior or even one that would supply the material so he could spray it himself. The nearest one he found was somewhere between 900 and 1000 miles away in the Southwest.
Any suggestions how to finish the exterior of this building? It's been kept dry with a conventional shingled roof with good overhangs (as recommended in the story on straw bale construction) and foam insulation boards and Tyvek, but it isn't a finished building yet.
Thanks for all leads.
Posted Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:38
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