Tabby construction …Oyster shells today

Tabby structures along the Georgia and South Carolina Coast date back to the 1700’s. The availability of oyster shells  made it inexpensive and if maintained can last for centuries.  Today over fishing and disease is having an impact on the oyster beds.

 

Georgia and South Carolina today have set up programs to recycle oyster shells today to preserve a healthy coastal ecosystem. To read more on this topic:

http://gacoast.uga.edu/education/adult-education/oyster-restoration/

http://score.dnr.sc.gov/deep.php?subject=6&topic=1

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In coastal communities today in general you may see crushed shells used in concrete driveways or walkways and sometimes for historic preservation of a structure.

Happy home buying, building and selling 🙂

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About Alice DeForesthttp://the59club.blogWith over 30 years experience in various phases of the real estate industry, I would like to have the opportunity to share some of the knowledge, opinions, and fun things with you. I have also had the opportunity to live in all four corners of the US . I have been a buyer, seller, tenant, and landlord in my personal life, which allows me to share first hand information my experience with real estate. I am now a settled empty nester, that is working less hours which allows me the time to write this blog and travel

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