From: Mike Dierken (mike@DataChannel.com)
Date: Thu Feb 15 2001 - 13:31:01 PST
> Building things on an island is vastly more expensive than you
> probably imagined. Everything (!everything!) you need for building,
> with the possible exception of sand for concrete (and coral sand
> may be too salty or too limestone rich to meet structural 'crete
> requirements) must be brought in from somewhere else.
I once read about a process that used low-level DC current through wires in
saltwater to accrete a concrete-like material around the wires. Using mesh,
the pseudo-coral grew to fill in the gaps creating a solid & structurally
sound building material.
I'll look for a link...
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