Hypertufa Tips and Techniques
A light galvanized wire fencing usually made with relatively large-sized hexagonal mesh. Can be layered around an armature to hold the Hypertufamix in place and strengthen the structure.
A hard, non-absorbent foam.
The ability of Hypertufa to to withstand a downwardforce or to sustain a heavy weight.
A mix of Portland cement, sand and water. The standard constructionrecipe calls for one part Portland cement to three parts sand/shingle.
The process by which Hypertufa hardens; dependent on sufficient hydrationand temperature.
Salts which leach out of Hypertufa during the curing process.
Imitation wood (French).
Mould used for setting the outside shape.
An Abbreviation of grotesque, They look like gargoyles but instead of beingused as rain spouts they are used as planters.
Hardware mesh, cloth. Used to reinforce larger Hypertufa projects.
The chemical reaction between water and Portland cement.
- An original piece used to make a mould.