31 Dec '12, 4am

Surface bonding with epoxy #green

This question is too long. Sorry. Blame it on brain dumps. I've grown up with farming where many times you don't have what you need, and have to make do. And later in life, I found out I am Autistic, which explains why it is hard to find engineering positions (I have an M.Eng. in materials science and engineering). I first grew interested in the materials aspects of building science with Hurricane Katrina. And the earthquake in Haiti made me look at things yet again. I live in NW Alberta, Canada, far away from the US Gulf Coast and Haiti. I have visited a few Caribbean islands in the past. Post Katrina, it bothered me that residents regarded houses as disposable. But, if you live outside the cities, you are lucky if you get good concrete, which certainly lends a lot to the idea that houses are disposable. And this is where I first heard of dry stacked concrete block constr...

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