puddled adobe construction

puddled adobe construction

A primitive wall construction once used in what is now the American Southwest; built up of successive layers of an adobe mixture containing enough water so that it could be poured. The first layer was poured directly on the ground and allowed to dry before the next layer was poured on top of it; successive layers were built up until the wall reached its full height. Such walls eroded easily.
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