Gary’s rammed earth garage is on Salt Spring Island, BC. The foundation is done and now on to building the walls and roof. The garage walls have no insulation inside and are 1′ thick, with the exception of the pillar between the garage doors, which is 2′ thick.
The rammed earth mix is given a light spray as it’s turned.
Shoveling material into the forms.
Installing the chamfers for the pillar detail.
The pillar looks great with the double chamfer detail.
Tamping another wall.
The pneumatic tamper is fast, you can see the trail it leaves as it compacts.
A good picture of the wall texture. The highlight layers are a mix of crushed white and gray limestone.
Rudy, Clifton and Yashwant..the core building crew on this project.
The rammed earth walls from the south east.
The walls for the garage are almost done.
The crane is lifting the first bundle of trusses onto the walls.
Guiding the bundle of trusses onto the walls.
The layout of the roof trusses begins.
The roof sheeting being installed.
Yashwant working on the facade.