Arid Lands Newsletter--link to home page No. 47, May 2000
Desert Architecture for a New Millenium

Zegarra et al.: Adobe reinforcement techniques

wooden board reinforcement
Wooden board fixed to the top of the wall.
rope reinforcement
1/2 inch (1.25 cm) diameter rope inserted and tensioned in the upper part of the wall.
chicken wire mesh reinforcement
Chicken wire mesh placed in horizontal and vertical strips and attached to wall.
welded wire mesh covered with cement-sand mix
Finished aspect of electrically welded wire mesh fixed to wall in horizontal and vertical strips, then covered with a cement/sand mix.

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