Here's the before (actually more like during) and after. I cheated on the Greenhouse foundation and after a few years of soil accumulation, water was able to be wicked up by the cob wall. It only took a day to take out the compromised cob, put in more foundation rocks and recob the wall.
With a straight and thin wall (9"), I was worried, but cob amazed me again. No cracks or other issues. But the lovely plaster with gorgeous shell design was lost, so another empty palate awaits whoever is inspired to create on this "new" wall!
Our Cob Village
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