We are now onto building the second rammed earth wall in the UBC botanical garden. This wall is 55 feet long, curved and fades into the grade. Thanks to Katie who works at the garden for providing a few of the pictures scattered through our posts on the amphitheatre.
The footing for wall 2 is ready. The round circle to the right is where the fountain will be going.
Putting up the walers.
Adding sheets of plywood to the walers.
1 side of the forms is now up and defining the shape of the site now.
Not every day can be sunny so here we are putting up tarps in the rain.
Rudy is a happy man now that the sun is back.
Delivering material up the hill. We used a bobcat with tracks since we had a muddy climb to deal with.
Quality control on the rebar placement.
The pneumatic ramming in dramatic fashion, operated by Rama.
Ramming is complete. A curved wall always looks great from the top.
Beautiful layers…we love these walls.
Wall 2 from a distance, it will eventually have a fountain if front of it.
We are totally delighted with the wall texture and layering. Each line you see is a lift layer that has been compressed.
The walls are tarped and this part of the project is done. Come back to see the finished pictures in the spring when the flowers are blooming and the whole site is looking magnificent.