Nancy K. 8-12-'09
. I am so pleased with my backyard. The various colors and shapes of the vegetation, as well as the scents of the plants, provide more variety and interest to me than lawn and shrubs. Hummingbirds and butterflies visit frequently, adding to my enjoyme
Poured earth as we have designed it, is basically concrete that instead of sand uses soil from on-site.
Traditionally it has a rougher texture to give it more of an old world look. As we pour it, we add different colors to achieve unique effects.
Why Conserve Energy?
Besides the obvious reasons, the use of energy generally results in pollution. For instance Portland cement, the typical binder in concrete, releases one ton of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere for every ton that is produced. Considering concrete is the world’s second most consumed material behind water, and it accounts for 5% of total worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, using less of it would be a good goal.