Construction in Haiti - Why Are House Foundations Built with Rocks and Not Concrete?

FACT: Houses are generally built on a foundation that is either a basement, a crawl space or a slab...

In Haiti, house are built on a foundation...

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Alana says...

In U.S. and other countries you have cement trucks to deliver cement for a poured concrete foundation or the houses are built modality. In Haiti... more »

Patrick Princivil says...

Remember to go on to find the best software to build your house, you can google it if you cannot find it. Remember that we have a corrupt country... more »

Bill Love says...

rubble foundations have been used successfully for thousands of years, mostly where the rocks are located adjacent to the site. They do not seem... more »

Anna says...

pou kisa nou pa mete yon ti bout creole more »

Edouard says...

It's done that way because that's their know how and they will fight to keep it that way. Haitians, like may people, don't like change. It is very... more »

Ti Mede says...

Nothing beat the beauty and duration of building with stone; The Maya Indians, the egyptian pyramids and many historic buildings in the United... more »

Erick Jerome says...

Egg-cellent observations! Many of the systems and approaches in Haiti need reform. You asked a very good question, the rocks I imagine can be broken... more »

Kensonsun Bernade says...

Foundation with rocks is generally found in old building that were build in the 1900's. The answer is simple it's just an old practice that Haiti... more »