Building from the Watershed
One of the primal attractions to building with earth is harvesting raw materials from the construction site itself. In the old days (pre-industrial revolution), that was always the
case. Soil dug from the foundation trenches or from a nearby borrow pit was either molded into sun-dried bricks…
What is Rammed Earth?
Rammed earth is a structural wall system built of natural mineral soils compacted in thin layers within sturdy formwork. The strength and durability of the wall results from the densification of a clay, sand, and gravel matrix. The mass of the wall provides superior thermal and acoustic properties.
Watershed Materials - a New Chapter in Sustainable Building
The Watershed Block is a beautiful and environmentally sustainable natural alternative to conventional concrete masonry block. Watershed Blocks are produced with a proprietary process from a blend of naturally occurring and recycled aggregates, clay minerals, ordinary cement, and pozzolanic binders. The process creates durable structural masonry blocks that reflect the character of local soils.
Watershed Materials website