Q & A – Construction Details – The Rebar Forest
The fabric of woven rebar is almost unbelievable. This is an example of engineering that is not going to take a chance on anything when it comes to building your custom home.
This forest of rebar construction is where we gain confidence concerning our structural engineering ability to withstand major land movements.
I may not understand the forces in the calculation of the engineer in designing the sturdiest custom home, but it sure looks to me like it could withstand tremendous sideways motion that comes with earthquakes and earth motion common to the Pacific Northwest.
When it comes to building a strong foundation upon which to live, the best custom builders of old as well as now still cling to this old biblical quote.
Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.