Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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n houses.The use of hollow concrete and terra cottablocks for building houses has to some ex-tent inaugurated a reform in this direction.The hollow space inside of the blocks acts asa non-conductor of air and water, and thewalls are thus well adapted to keeping the in-terior from violent atmospheric changes. Whilemany object to using concrete blocks as build-ing material, owing to the similarity of ar-tistic effects, none can refuse to utilize hollowblocks for foundations. Hollow blocks of anymaterial prove good anti-damp when put ingood solid foundations a few feet above theground level. The proper concreting of the cellar floorand walls gives a finish to the lower part ofthe house that has a hygienic result of no smallbenefit. The concrete adds greatly to the fin-ish of the cellar, and at the same time makes itless liable to accumulation of water. Butwithal there must be perfect ventilation. Thesanitation of the cellar can not be achieved October, 1907 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS XIX
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