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The nearly Disaster-Proof Home

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posted on May, 23 2011 @ 05:40 PM
Can you put 3 foot of dirt over these domes.

I live in the desert where the temperatures got to 120º

It takes at least 3 foot of dirt to keep the summer heat from heat-soaking in.
even with the foam the domes have. Growing grass(not that type grass) over the dirt holds water making it cooler. Plus the grass binds the dirt form eroding

3 foot of dirt will also make them tornado proof.

posted on May, 23 2011 @ 09:35 PM

Originally posted by buddha
In England we build home from Bricks !
its true... and more thank just one.
some times 3 bricks thick.
and we Dont have earth quacks and tornados.
maybe thats why?
why do americans build cheap wood homes
that keep geting blone away?
edit on 23-5-2011 by buddha because: (no reason given)

Brick houses are very poor for earthquake prone areas. They crumble and topple over, and special considerations have to be made to try and remedy this. Unreinforced masonry chimneys, walls, and store front facades are typical earthquake killers. Wooden houses, so long as they don't suffer from a good deal of rot damage, fare better because they are more flexible and bend with the waves instead of trying to stand up against it.

Masonry buildings are brittle structures and one of the most vulnerable of the entire building stock under strong earthquake shaking. The large number of human fatalities in such constructions during the past earthquakes in India corroborates this. Thus, it is very important to improve the seismic behaviour of masonry buildings. A number of earthquake-resistant features can be introduced to achieve this objective.

A few photos, one of which shows damage to a parked car which makes you realise just how much force the bricks fall with:

Borah Peak Earthquake Photos

I know nothing about housing against tornadoes, however.

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