Vesicular Basalt for Earthbag Building

. “I have been going a bit nuts trying to find a bulk supplier of Scoria nearby. I was recently reading in an article that the area I live in has large deposits of basaltic scoria; like the biggest in … Continue reading →

Basalt Reinforced Domes

I’m not a fan of concrete monolithic domes, but the use of basalt roving reinforcement is an interesting technique that could be used with other building methods. It’s very strong and doesn’t rust. Consider using it in hurricane and earthquake … Continue reading →

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 →