Basalt Fibers, Mesh and Roving

A previous post on basalt rebar explained the use of basalt as an alternative to steel and fiberglass for reinforcing concrete. It’s a natural product made from basalt, a common, inexpensive volcanic rock. Basalt is also used to make fibers … Continue reading →

Basalt Rebar (Zeebars)

Here’s a natural substitute for steel rebar. It seems like this material would work perfectly with earthbag building, especially in seismic areas where additional reinforcing is typically required. Image and content below is from the Smarter Building Systems website. “Zeebars … Continue reading →